Docking-based classification models for exploratory toxicology studies on high-quality estrogenic experimental data

Daniela Trisciuzzi, Domenico Alberga, Kamel Mansouri, Richard Judson, Saverio Cellamare, Marco Catto, Angelo Carotti, Emilio Benfenati, Ettore Novellino, Giuseppe Felice Mangiatordi, Orazio Nicolotti

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Abstract

Background: The ethical and practical limitation of animal testing has recently promoted computational methods for the fast screening of huge collections of chemicals. Results: The authors derived 24 reliable docking-based classification models able to predict the estrogenic potential of a large collection of chemicals provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Model performances were challenged by considering AUC, EF1% (EFmax = 7.1), -LR (at sensitivity = 0.75); +LR (at sensitivity = 0.25) and 37 reference compounds comprised within the training set. Moreover, external predictions were made successfully on ten representative known estrogenic chemicals and on a set consisting of >32,000 chemicals. Conclusion: The authors demonstrate that structure-based methods, widely applied to drug discovery programs, can be fairly adapted to exploratory toxicology studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1936
Number of pages16
JournalFuture Medicinal Chemistry
Volume7
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Medicine

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