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Mol Divers. 2010 May;14(2):225-35. doi: 10.1007/s11030-009-9163-7. Epub 2009 May 30.

A combined LS-SVM & MLR QSAR workflow for predicting the inhibition of CXCR3 receptor by quinazolinone analogs.

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Biomedical Sciences Research Center Alexander Fleming, Athens, Greece.


A novel QSAR workflow is constructed that combines MLR with LS-SVM classification techniques for the identification of quinazolinone analogs as "active" or "non-active" CXCR3 antagonists. The accuracy of the LS-SVM classification technique for the training set and test was 100% and 90%, respectively. For the "active" analogs a validated MLR QSAR model estimates accurately their I-IP10 IC(50) inhibition values. The accuracy of the QSAR model (R (2) = 0.80) is illustrated using various evaluation techniques, such as leave-one-out procedure (R(LOO2)) = 0.67) and validation through an external test set (R(pred2) = 0.78). The key conclusion of this study is that the selected molecular descriptors, Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital energy (HOMO), Principal Moment of Inertia along X and Y axes PMIX and PMIZ, Polar Surface Area (PSA), Presence of triple bond (PTrplBnd), and Kier shape descriptor ((1) kappa), demonstrate discriminatory and pharmacophore abilities.

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