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A Tree Based Method for the Rapid Screening of Chemical Fingerprints

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A Tree Based Method for the Rapid Screening of Chemical Fingerprints
Background: The fingerprint of a molecule is a bitstring based on its structure, constructed such that structurally similar molecules will have similar fingerprints. Molecular fingerprints can be used in an initial phase of drug development for identifying novel drug candidates by screening large databases for molecules with fingerprints similar to a query fingerprint. Results: In this paper, we present a method which efficiently finds all fingerprints in a database with Tanimoto coefficient to the query fingerprint above a user defined threshold. The method is based on two novel data structures for rapid screening of large databases: the kD grid and the Multibit tree. The kD grid is based on splitting the fingerprints into k shorter bitstrings and utilising these to compute bounds on the similarity of the complete bitstrings. The Multibit tree uses hierarchical clustering and similarity within each cluster to compute similar bounds. We have implemented our method and tested it on a l...
Thomas G. Kristensen, Jesper Nielsen, Christian N.
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where WABI
Authors Thomas G. Kristensen, Jesper Nielsen, Christian N. S. Pedersen
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