Development of 3D-QSAR combination approach for discovering and analysing neuraminidase inhibitors in silico

Chun Yuan Lin, Hsiao Chieh Chi, Kuei Chung Shih, Jiayi Zhou, Nai Wan Hsiao, Chuan Yi Tang

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Zanamivir and Oseltamivir are both sialic acid analog inhibitors of Neuraminidase (NA), which is an important target in influenza A virus treatment. Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) is a common computational method for correlating the structural properties of compounds (or inhibitors) with their biological activities. The pharmcophore model easily and quickly recognises related inhibitors and also fits the binding site interaction features of a protein structure. The Comparative Molecular Similarity Index Analysis (CoMSIA) model easily optimises molecular structures and describes the limit range of molecule weights. This study proposes a combination approach that integrates these two models based on the same training set inhibitors in order to screen and optimize NA inhibitor candidates during drug design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-320
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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