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Patel H.M.,Rc Patel Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research Dhule | Noolvi M.N.,Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College Kim | Sharma P.,Jaypee University of Information Technology | Jaiswal V.,Himachal Pradesh University | And 6 more authors.
Medicinal Chemistry Research | Year: 2014

Drug design is a process which is driven by technological breakthroughs implying advanced experimental and computational methods. Nowadays, the techniques or the drug design methods are of paramount importance for prediction of biological profile, identification of hits, generation of leads, and moreover to accelerate the optimization of leads into drug candidates. Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) has served as a valuable predictive tool in the design of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. From decades to recent research, QSAR methods have been applied in the development of relationship between properties of chemical substances and their biological activities to obtain a reliable statistical model for prediction of the activities of new chemical entities. Classical QSAR studies include ligands with their binding sites, inhibition constants, rate constants, and other biological end points, in addition molecular to properties such as lipophilicity, polarizability, electronic, and steric properties or with certain structural features. 3D-QSAR has emerged as a natural extension to the classical Hansch and Free-Wilson approaches, which exploit the three-dimensional properties of the ligands to predict their biological activities using robust chemometric techniques such as PLS, G/PLS, and ANN. This paper provides an overview of 1-6 dimension-based developed QSAR methods and their approaches. In particular, we present various dimensional QSAR approaches, such as comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA), comparative molecular similarity analysis, Topomer CoMFA, self-organizing molecular field analysis, comparative molecule/pseudo receptor interaction analysis, comparative molecular active site analysis, and FLUFF-BALL, 4D-QSAR, and G-QSAR approaches. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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