A modeling study of aldehyde inhibitors of human cathepsin K using partial least squares method

M Shahlaei, A Fassihi, L Saghaie, E Arkan, A Pourhossein

Abstract


Quantitative relationships between molecular structure of forty eight aldehyde compounds with their known Cathepsin K inhibitory effects were discovered by partial least squares (PLS) method. Evaluation of a test set of 10 compounds with the developed PLS model revealed that this model is reliable with a good predictability. Since the QSAR study was performed on the basis of theoretical descriptors calculated completely from the molecular structures, the proposed model could potentially provide useful information about the activity of the studied compounds. Various tests and criteria such as leave-one-out cross validation, leave-many-out cross validation, and also criteria suggested by Tropsha were employed to examine the predictability and robustness of the developed model.


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