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Mutations in the gene autoimmune regulator (AIRE) cause autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy. AIRE is expressed in thymic medullary epithelial cells, where it promotes the expression of tissue-restricted antigens. By the combined use of biochemical and biophysical methods, we show that AIRE selectively interacts with histone H3(More)
A dataset of protein-drug complexes with experimental binding energy and crystal structure were analyzed and the performance of different docking engines and scoring functions (as well as components of these) for predicting the free energy of binding and several ligand efficiency indices were compared. The aim was not to evaluate the best docking method,(More)
Generally, computer-aided drug design is focused on screening of ligand molecules for a single protein target. The screening of several proteins for a ligand is a relatively new application of molecular docking. In the present study, complexes from the Brookhaven Protein Databank were used to investigate a docking approach of protein screening. Automated(More)
The quality of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models depends on the quality of their constitutive elements including the biological activity, statistical procedure applied, and the physicochemical and structural descriptors. The aim of this study was to assess the comparative use of ab initio and semiempirical quantum chemical(More)
Diverse chemical descriptors were explored for use in QSAR models aimed to screen the soil sorption potential of organic compounds. The descriptors included logP, HyperChem QSARProperties descriptors, a combination of connectivity indices, geometrical, and quantum chemical measures, and two sets from the DRAGON and CODESSA program packages, respectively.(More)
Drug-target binding affinity and pharmacokinetics are equally important factors of drug design. Simple molecular properties such as molecular size have been used as pharmacokinetic and/or drug-likeness filters during chemical library design and also correlated with binding affinity. In the present study, current property filters are reviewed, a collection(More)
The potential utility of data reduction methods (e.g. principal component analysis) for the analysis of matrices assembled from the related properties of large sets of compounds is discussed by reference to results obtained from solvent polarity scales, ongoing work on solubilities and sweetness properties, and proposed general treatments of toxicities and(More)
The binding sites of wild-type avian influenza A H5N1 neuraminidase, as well as those of the Tamiflu (oseltamivir)-resistant H274Y variant, were explored computationally to design inhibitors that target simultaneously several adjacent binding sites of the open conformation of the virus protein. The compounds with the best computed free energies of binding,(More)
Quantitative structure-property relationships on a large set of descriptors are developed for the melting points of a large set of mono-and disubstituted benzenes (443 compounds). A correlation equation including nine descriptors (R 2) 0.8373) is reported for the whole set of compounds, and six descriptor equations are given for the subsets of ortho-,(More)