Roderick E. Hubbard

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We have implemented five drug-like filters, based on 1D and 2D molecular descriptors, and applied them to characterize the drug-like properties of commercially available chemical compounds. In addition to previously published filters (Lipinski and Veber), we implemented a filter for medicinal chemistry tractability based on lists of chemical features drawn(More)
Improved methods are required to predict the position and orientation (pose) of binding to the target protein of low molecular weight compounds identified in fragment screening campaigns. This is particularly important to guide initial chemistry to generate structure-activity relationships for the cases where a high resolution structure cannot be obtained.(More)
Identification of chemical compounds with specific biological activities is an important step in both chemical biology and drug discovery. When the structure of the intended target is available, one approach is to use molecular docking programs to assess the chemical complementarity of small molecules with the target; such calculations provide a qualitative(More)
We have designed four generations of a low molecular weight fragment library for use in NMR-based screening against protein targets. The library initially contained 723 fragments which were selected manually from the Available Chemicals Directory. A series of in silico filters and property calculations were developed to automate the selection process,(More)
A large number of structural genomics programmes have been established worldwide with the common aim of large-scale, high-throughput protein structure determination. Due to the considerable challenges posed by the experimental methods of structural determination (primarily X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) it is important to(More)
We have developed a program, HookSpace, which provides a simplistic approach to assessing the diversity of molecular databases. The spatial relationship between pairs of intramolecular functional groups can be analysed in a variety of ways to provide both qualitative and quantitative measures of diversity. Results are described and contrasted for two(More)
Over the past 8 years, we have developed, refined and applied a fragment based discovery approach to a range of protein targets. Here we report computational analyses of various aspects of our fragment library and the results obtained for fragment screening. We reinforce the finding of others that the experimentally observed hit rate for screening fragments(More)
sgTarget ( is a web-based resource to aid the selection and prioritization of candidate proteins for structure determination. The system annotates user submitted gene or protein sequences, identifying sequence families with no homologues of known structure, and characterizing each protein according to a range of(More)
Cheminformatics protocols have been developed and assessed that identify a small set of fragments which can represent the compounds in a chemical library for use in fragment-based ligand discovery. Six different methods have been implemented and tested on Input Libraries of compounds from three suppliers. The resulting Fragment Sets have been characterised(More)
There has been considerable interest recently in what is known as ;fragment-based lead discovery'. The novel feature of the approach is to begin with small low-affinity compounds. The main advantage is that a larger potential chemical diversity can be sampled with fewer compounds, which is particularly important for new target classes. The approach relies(More)