Objective: The objective of this study is to construct predictive unbiased structure-based virtual screening (SBVS) protocols to identify potent ligands for estrogen receptor alpha by combining molecular docking, protein-ligand interaction fingerprinting (PLIF), and binary quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis using recursive partition and regression tree method.Methods: Employing the enhanced version of a directory of useful decoys, SBVS protocols using molecular docking simulations, and PLIF were constructed and retrospectively validated. To avoid bias, SMILES format of the compounds was used. The predictive abilities of the SBVS protocols were then compared based on the enrichment factor (EF) and the F-measure values.Results: The SBVS protocols resulted in this research were SBVS_1 (employing docking scores of the best pose on every compound to rank the results and selecting compounds within 1% false positives as positive), SBVS_2 (employing decision tree resulted from the binary QSAR analysis using docking scores and PLIF bitstrings of the best pose of every compound as descriptors), and SBVS_3 (employing decision tree resulted from the binary QSAR analysis using ensemble PLIF of the selected poses from optimized docking score as the cutoff). The EF values of SBVS_1, SBVS_2, and SBVS_3 are 28.315, 576.084, and 713.472, respectively, while their F-measure values are 0.310, 0.573, and 0.769, respectively.Conclusion: Highly predictive unbiased SBVS protocols to identify potent estrogen receptor alpha ligands were constructed. Further application in prospective screening is therefore highly suggested.
Istyastono, E. P., Yuniarti, N., Hariono, M., Yuliani, S. H., & Riswanto, F. D. O. (2017). BINARY QUANTITATIVE STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS IN RETROSPECTIVE STRUCTURE-BASED VIRTUAL SCREENING CAMPAIGNS TARGETING ESTROGEN RECEPTOR ALPHA. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10(12), 206. https://doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i12.20667