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Triple-layered QSAR studies on substituted 1,2,4-trioxanes as potential antimalarial agents: superiority of the quantitative pharmacophore-based alignment over common substructure-based alignment.
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PMID:  23194465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study reports the utilization of three approaches - pharmacophore, CoMFA/CoMSIA and HQSAR studies - to identify the essential structural requirements in 3D chemical space for the modulation of the antimalarial activity of substituted 1,2,4-trioxanes. The superiority of quantitative pharmacophore-based alignment (QuantitativePBA) over global minima energy conformer-based alignment (GMCBA) has been reported in CoMFA and CoMSIA studies. The developed models showed good statistical significance in internal validation (q (2), group cross-validation and bootstrapping) and performed very well in predicting the antimalarial activity of test set compounds. Structural features in terms of their steric, electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions in 3D space have been found to be important for the antimalarial activity of substituted 1,2,4-trioxanes. Further, the HQSAR studies based on the same training and test set acted as an additional tool to find the sub-structural fingerprints of substituted 1,2,4-trioxanes for their antimalarial activity. Together, these studies may facilitate the design and discovery of new substituted 1,2,4-trioxanes with potent antimalarial activity.
A K Gupta; A K Saxena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  SAR and QSAR in environmental research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1029-046X     ISO Abbreviation:  SAR QSAR Environ Res     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440156     Medline TA:  SAR QSAR Environ Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division , C.S.I.R. - Central Drug Research Institute , Lucknow , India.
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