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In this study, we propose a drug design approach which includes docking, molecular fingerprints based cluster analysis, and 'induced' descriptors based receptor-dependent 3D-QSAR. The method was shown to be very useful for screening and modeling structurally diverse data sets of pharmacological interest. Different from other receptor-dependent 3D-QSAR, no(More)
A set of 18 structurally diverse antifolates including pyrimethamine, cycloguanil, methotrexate, aminopterin and trimethoprim, and 13 pyrrolo[2,3-d pyrimidines were studied using four-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (4D-QSAR) analysis. The corresponding biological activities of these compounds include IC50 inhibition constants for(More)
Receptor-dependent (RD) 4D-QSAR models were constructed for a set of 39 4-hydroxy-5,6-dihydropyrone analogue HIV-1 protease inhibitors. The receptor model used in this QSAR analysis was derived from the HIV-1 protease (PDB ID ) crystal structure. The bound ligand in the active site of the enzyme, also a 4-hydroxy-5,6-dihydropyrone analogue, was used as the(More)
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a dietary polyphenol (flavanol) from green tea, possesses leishmanicidal and antitrypanosomal activity. Mitochondrial damage was observed in Leishmania treated with EGCG, and it contributed to the lethal effect. However, the molecular target has not been defined. In this study, EGCG, (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin were(More)
Ribavirin is a broad antiviral compound with demonstrated activity against herpes simplex virus (HSV), human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1, influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and hepatitis C virus, among other viruses. However, routine clinical use of ribavirin is limited because this compound is considerably cytotoxic. Herein, we describe the(More)
A rational approach was used to synthesize a new set of 15 1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl benzenesulfonamide derivatives with the aim of developing new antimalarial lead compounds. These derivatives were prepared in yields between 50% and 62%, and their structures were elucidated using IR, ¹H-, ¹³C-, ¹⁹F-NMR, MS and elemental analysis. A docking study based on(More)
In previous studies we have developed categorical QSAR models for predicting skin-sensitization potency based on 4D-fingerprint (4D-FP) descriptors and in vivo murine local lymph node assay (LLNA) measures. Only 4D-FP derived from the ground state (GMAX) structures of the molecules were used to build the QSAR models. In this study we have generated 4D-FP(More)
The influenza virus causes acute respiratory infections, leading to high morbidity and mortality in groups of patients at higher risk. Antiviral drugs represent the first line of defense against influenza, both for seasonal infections and pandemic outbreaks. Two main classes of drugs against influenza are in clinical use: M2-channel blockers and(More)
Free energy force field (FEFF) 3D-QSAR analysis was used to construct ligand-receptor binding models for a set of 18 structurally diverse antifolates including pyrimethamine, cycloguanil, methotrexate, aminopterin and trimethoprim, and 13 pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines. The molecular target ('receptor') used was a 3D-homology model of a specific mutant type of(More)
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