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The Blue Obelisk Movement (http://www.blueobelisk.org/) is the name used by a diverse Internet group promoting reusable chemistry via open source software development, consistent and complimentary chemoinformatics research, open data, and open standards. We outline recent examples of cooperation in the Blue Obelisk group: a shared dictionary of algorithms(More)
Web 2.0-style services and capabilities collectively define a comprehensive distributed computing environment that may be considered an alternative or supplement to existing Grid computing approaches for e-Science. Web 2.0 is briefly summarized as building upon network-enabled, stateless services with simple message formats and message exchange patterns to(More)
Polypharmacology provides a new way to address the issue of high attrition rates arising from lack of efficacy and toxicity. However, the development of polypharmacology is hampered by the incomplete SAR data and limited resources for validating target combinations. The PubChem bioassay collection, reporting the activity of compounds in multiple assays,(More)
Computational toxicology is emerging as an encouraging alternative to experimental testing. The Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network (MLSCN) as part of the NIH Molecular Libraries Roadmap has recently started generating large and diverse screening datasets, which are publicly available in PubChem. In this report, we investigate various aspects of(More)
The problem of how to explore structure-activity relationships (SARs) systematically is still largely unsolved in medicinal chemistry. Recently, data analysis tools have been introduced to navigate activity landscapes and to assess SARs on a large scale. Initial investigations reveal a surprising heterogeneity among SARs and shed light on the relationship(More)
Malaria remains a devastating disease largely because of widespread drug resistance. New drugs and a better understanding of the mechanisms of drug action and resistance are essential for fulfilling the promise of eradicating malaria. Using high-throughput chemical screening and genome-wide association analysis, we identified 32 highly active compounds and(More)
A QSAR modeling study has been done with a set of 79 piperazyinylquinazoline analogues which exhibit PDGFR inhibition. Linear regression and nonlinear computational neural network models were developed. The regression model was developed with a focus on interpretative ability using a PLS technique. However, it also exhibits a good predictive ability after(More)
This work presents the development of Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models to predict the biological activity of 179 artemisinin analogues. The structures of the molecules are represented by chemical descriptors that encode topological, geometric, and electronic structure features. Both linear (multiple linear regression) and nonlinear(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to be involved in cancer initiation, progression and metastasis and, as such, have been suggested as tools for cancer detection and therapy. In this work, a large-scale screening of the complete miRNA mimics library demonstrated that hsa-miR-15a-3p had a pro-apoptotic role in the following human cancer cells: HeLa, AsPc-1,(More)
We report a mechanism through which the transcription machinery directly controls topoisomerase 1 (TOP1) activity to adjust DNA topology throughout the transcription cycle. By comparing TOP1 occupancy using chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) versus TOP1 activity using topoisomerase 1 sequencing (TOP1-seq), a method reported here to map(More)