Three dimensional similarity of melecules with biological interest on the basis of molecular interaction potentials

Supervised by:
  1. Jordi Villà Freixa Director
  2. Ferran Sanz Carreras Co-director

Defence university: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Fecha de defensa: 02 October 2006

  1. Leonardo Pardo Carrasco Chair
  2. Manuel Pastor Maeso Secretary
  3. Núria Boada Centeno Committee member
  4. Jesús Rodríguez Otero Committee member
  5. Mireia García Viloca Committee member

Type: Thesis

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One of the most promising areas in biomedical and pharmaceutical research is computer assisted molecular design, which tries to stablish relationships between physicochemical properties and biological activity. The success of these techniques depends critically on the quality of the molecular description. In this sense, methodologies based on molecular interaction potentials (MIP) are useful tools for the comparison of compounds displaying related biological behaviours. This project aims to develop tools to compare 'molecules based on the characterization 'of their MIPs. To this end, the molecular similarity program MIPSim has been further developed and applied to different biological problems. This thesis consists on four scientific studies showing the use of MIPSim for molecular alignment, enzymatic catalysis, ligand-protein docking and 3D-QSAR analyses.