The University of St Andrews

Research@StAndrews:FullText >
University of St Andrews Research >
University of St Andrews Research >
University of St Andrews Research >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
This item has been viewed 19 times in the last year. View Statistics

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
PerezNueno2011OpenConfProcJnlPredictingDrugPromiscuity.pdf5.16 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Predicting drug promiscuity using spherical harmonic surface shape-based similarity comparisons
Authors: Perez-Nueno, Violeta I.
Venkatraman, Vishwesh
Mavridis, Lazaros
Ritchie, David W.
Keywords: Consensus shapes
Drug promiscuity
Ligand shape space
Protein pocket space
Protein sequence space
Shape similarity
Spherical harmonic shapes
RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Perez-Nueno , V I , Venkatraman , V , Mavridis , L & Ritchie , D W 2011 , ' Predicting drug promiscuity using spherical harmonic surface shape-based similarity comparisons ' The Open Conference Proceedings Journal , vol 2 , pp. 113-129 . , 10.2174/2210289201102010113
Abstract: Polypharmacology is becoming an increasingly important aspect in drug design. Pharmaceutical companies are discovering more and more cases in which multiple drugs bind to a given target (promiscuous targets) and in which a given drug binds to more than one target (promiscuous ligands). These phenomena are clearly of great importance when considering drug side-effects. In the last 4 years, more than 30 drugs have been tested against more than 40 novel secondary targets based on promiscuity predictions. Current methods for predicting promiscuity typically aim to relate protein receptors according to their primary sequences, the similarity of their ligands, and more recently, the similarity of their ligand binding pockets. Here, we present a spherical harmonic (SH) surface shape-based approach to predict rapidly promiscuous ligands and targets by comparing sets of SH ligand and protein shapes, respectively. We present details of our approach applied to a wide range of PDB complexes comprising ligands in a selected subset of the MDL Drug Data Report (MDDR) database which are distributed over 249 diverse pharmacological targets. The shape similarity of each ligand to each target’s ligand set is quantified and used to predict promiscuity. We also analyse the correlation between binding pocket and ligand shapes. We compare our promiscuity predictions with experimental activity values extracted from the BindingDB database.
Version: Publisher PDF
Status: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 2210-2892
Type: Journal article
Rights: © Pérez-Nueno et al.; Licensee Bentham Open. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Appears in Collections:University of St Andrews Research
Chemistry Research

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2012  Duraspace - Feedback
For help contact: | Copyright for this page belongs to St Andrews University Library | Terms and Conditions (Cookies)