Quantitative bioactivity prediction and pharmacophore identification for benzotriazine derivatives using the electron conformational-genetic algorithm in QSAR

Sahin K., SARIPINAR E. , Yanmaz E., Gecen N.

SAR AND QSAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, cilt.22, ss.217-238, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/1062936x.2010.548341
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.217-238


The electron conformational-genetic algorithm (EC-GA), a sophisticated hybrid approach combining the GA and EC methods, has been employed for a 4D-QSAR procedure to identify the pharmacophore for benzotriazines as sarcoma inhibitors and for quantitative prediction of activity. The calculated geometry and electronic structure parameters of every atom and bond of each molecule are arranged in a matrix described as the electron-conformational matrix of contiguity (ECMC). By comparing the ECMC of one of the most active compounds with other ECMCs we were able to obtain the features of the pharmacophore responsible for the activity, as submatrices of the template known as electron conformational submatrices of activity. The GA was used to select the most important descriptors and to predict the theoretical activity of training and test sets. The predictivity of the model was internally validated. The best QSAR model was selected, having r2 = 0.9008, standard error = 0.0510 and cross-validated squared correlation coefficient, q2 = 0.8192.