Since the publication of the first edition, the field has changed dramatically. Scientists can now explicitly consider 3D features in quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) studies and often have the 3D structure of the macromolecular target to guide the 3D QSAR. Improvements in computer hardware and software have also made the methods more accessible to scientists. Taking these developments into account, Quantitative Drug Design: A Critical Introduction, Second Edition shows scientists how to apply QSAR techniques at a state-of-the-art level.
New to the Second Edition
Based on the author’s four decades of experience in all areas of ligand-based computer-assisted drug design, this invaluable book describes how to transform ligand structure-activity relationships into models that predict the potency or activity/inactivity of new molecules. It will help you avoid traps when dealing with quantitative drug design.
Overview of Quantitative Drug Design. Noncovalent Interactions in Biological Systems. Preparation of 3D Structures of Molecules for 3D QSAR. Calculating Physical Properties of Molecules. Biological Data. Form of Equations Relating Potency and Physical Properties. Statistical Basis of Regression and Partial Least-Squares Analysis. Strategy for the Statistical Evaluation of a Data Set of Related Molecules. Detailed Examples of QSAR Calculations on Erythromycin Esters. Case Studies. Methods to Approach Other Structure-Activity Problems.