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Virtual screening of GPCRs: An in silico chemogenomics approach

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Virtual screening of GPCRs: An in silico chemogenomics approach
The G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily is currently the largest class of therapeutic targets. In silico prediction of interactions between GPCRs and small molecules is therefore a crucial step in the drug discovery process, which remains a daunting task due to the difficulty to characterize the 3D structure of most GPCRs, and to the limited amount of known ligands for some members of the superfamily. Chemogenomics, which attempts to characterize interactions between all members of a target class and all small molecules simultaneously, has recently been proposed as an interesting alternative to traditional docking or ligand-based virtual screening strategies. We propose new methods for in silico chemogenomics and validate them on the virtual screening of GPCRs. The methods represent an extension of a recently proposed machine learning strategy, based on support vector machines (SVM), which provides a flexible framework to incorporate various information sources on the biolog...
Laurent Jacob, Brice Hoffmann, Véronique St
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where BMCBI
Authors Laurent Jacob, Brice Hoffmann, Véronique Stoven, Jean-Philippe Vert
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