Thomas J. Crisman

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In this work we explore the possibilities of using fragment-based screening data to prioritize compounds from a full HTS library, a method we call virtual fragment linking (VFL). The ability of VFL to identify compounds of nanomolar potency based on micromolar fragment binding data was tested on 75 target classes from the WOMBAT database and succeeded in 57(More)
High-throughput screening (HTS) is a well-established hit-finding approach used in the pharmaceutical industry. In this article, recent experience at Novartis with respect to factors influencing the success of HTS campaigns is discussed. An inherent measure of HTS quality could be defined by the assay Z and Z' factors, the number of hits and their(More)
This work describes a novel semi-sequential technique for in silico enhancement of high-throughput screening (HTS) experiments now employed at Novartis. It is used in situations in which the size of the screen is limited by the readout (e.g., high-content screens) or the amount of reagents or tools (proteins or cells) available. By performing computational(More)
High throughput screening (HTS) data is often noisy, containing both false positives and negatives. Thus, careful triaging and prioritization of the primary hit list can save time and money by identifying potential false positives before incurring the expense of followup. Of particular concern are cell-based reporter gene assays (RGAs) where the number of(More)
A methodology is introduced to assign energy-based scores to two-dimensional (2D) structural features based on three-dimensional (3D) ligand-target interaction information and utilize interaction-annotated features in virtual screening. Database molecules containing such fragments are assigned cumulative scores that serve as a measure of similarity to(More)
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