Pekka Tiikkainen

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Uncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists have been suggested to attenuate the self-administration and rewarding effects of psychostimulants. Microarrays containing 14,500 rat cDNAs were hybridized to identify alterations in gene expression levels in rat brain regions elicited by the uncompetitive NMDA receptor antagonist MK-801(More)
In the current work, we measure the performance of seven ligand-based virtual screening tools--five similarity search methods and two pharmacophore elucidators--against the MUV data set. For the similarity search tools, single active molecules as well as active compound sets clustered in terms of their chemical diversity were used as templates. Their score(More)
Bioactivity databases are routinely used in drug discovery to look-up and, using prediction tools, to predict potential targets for small molecules. These databases are typically manually curated from patents and scientific articles. Apart from errors in the source document, the human factor can cause errors during the extraction process. These errors can(More)
Most drugs act on a multitude of targets rather than on one single target. Polypharmacology, an upcoming branch of pharmaceutical science, deals with the recognition of these off-target activities of small chemical compounds. Due to the high amount of data to be processed, application of computational methods is indispensable in this area. This review(More)
Activity data for small molecules are invaluable in chemoinformatics. Various bioactivity databases exist containing detailed information of target proteins and quantitative binding data for small molecules extracted from journals and patents. In the current work, we have merged several public and commercial bioactivity databases into one bioactivity(More)
Mitosis is an attractive target for the development of new anticancer drugs. In a search for novel mitotic inhibitors, we virtually screened for low molecular weight compounds that would possess similar steric and electrostatic features, but different chemical structure than rigosertib (ON 01910.Na), a putative inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)(More)
In this work, we calculated the pair wise chemical similarity for a subset of small molecules screened against the NCI60 cancer cell line panel. Four different compound similarity calculation methods were used: Brutus, GRIND, Daylight and UNITY. The chemical similarity scores of each method were related to the biological similarity data set. The same was(More)
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