Ramaswamy Nilakantan

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We present a method for the rapid quantitative shape match between two molecules or a molecule and a template, using atom triplets as descriptors. This technique can be used either as a rapid screen preceding the computationally expensive shape-based docking method developed by Kuntz and co-workers or as a stand-alone method to rank compounds in a large(More)
We present some new ideas for characterizing and comparing large chemical databases. The comparison of the contents of large databases is not trivial since it implies pairwise comparison of hundreds of thousands of compounds. We have developed methods for categorizing compounds into groups or series based on their ring-system content, using precalculated(More)
Several efficient correspondence graph-based algorithms for determining the maximum common substructure (MCS) of a pair of molecules have been published in the literature. The extension of the problem to three or more molecules is however nontrivial; heuristics used to increase the efficiency in the two-molecule case are either inapplicable to the(More)
A novel method for generation of chemical structures of potential pharmaceutical interest is presented. Structures are generated by random combination of known fragments and selected by statistical topological techniques. The power of the method lies in the great profusion of candidates generated together with the extremely high selectivity imposed by the(More)
A novel algorithm for the connecting of fragment molecules is presented and validated for a number of test systems. Within the CONFIRM (Connecting Fragments Found in Receptor Molecules) approach a pre-prepared library of bridges is searched to extract those which match a search criterion derived from known experimental or computational binding information(More)
In earlier work from our laboratory, we have described the use of the ring system and ring scaffold as descriptors. We showed that these descriptors could be used for fast compound clustering, novelty determination, compound acquisition, and combinatorial library design. Here we extend the concept to a whole family of structural descriptors with the ring(More)
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