Molecular quantum similarity-based QSARs for binding affinities of several steroid sets.

Journal of chemical information and computer sciences

PubMedID: 12377008

Gironés X, Carbó-Dorca R. Molecular quantum similarity-based QSARs for binding affinities of several steroid sets. J Chem Inf Comput Sci. 2002;42(5):1185-93.
The application of Molecular Quantum Similarity Measures (MQSM) to correlate biological activities for three different sets of steroids is reported. A general protocol for the generation of descriptors is detailed, thus covering molecular superposition, electronic density fitting, and quantum similarity calculation issues. Satisfactory Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models (r(2) in [0. 69,0. 94] and q(2) in [0. 59,0. 73]), comparable to previous studies, are obtained in all cases, where steroid binding affinities to different enzymes are studied. In this work, MQSM, properly scaled using Carbó Index, are related to activity using a Partial Least Squares routine.