Modeling Physico-Chemical Properties of Quinolone Derivatives Using GA-MLR as a Computational Study

Author(s): Meysam Shirmohammadi, Esmat Mohammadinasab*, Zakiyeh Bayat

Journal Name: Current Computer-Aided Drug Design

Volume 16 , Issue 6 , 2020

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Background: In this study, we used a hierarchical approach to develop quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models for modeling physico-chemical properties of quinolone derivatives.

Objective: The relationship between some of the molecular descriptors with physic-chemical properties such as refractive index (n), polarizability (α) and HOMO-LUMO energy gap (ΔEH-L) was represented.

Materials and Methods: Quantum mechanical calculations using abinitio method at the #HF/6- 31++G** level were carried out to obtain the optimized geometry and then, the comprehensive set of molecular descriptors was computed by using the Dragon software. Genetic algorithm using multiple linear regression (GA-MLR) with backward method by SPSS software were utilized to construct QSAR models.

Results: The analytical powers of the established theoretical models were discussed using leaveone- out (LOO) cross-validation technique. A multi-parametric equation containing maximum three descriptors with suitable statistical qualities was obtained for predicting the studied properties.

Conclusion: The QSPR analysis for the prediction of the refractive index, the polarizability and the HOMO-LUMO energy gap of 40 quinolone derivatives using GA-MLR method was performed. The achieved results showed that the best model for predicting the refractive index, the polarizability and the HOMO-LUMO energy gap contains maximum three descriptors. MLR analysis, using genetic algorithms as suitable descriptors selection method showed that the three selected descriptors play a vital role in the prediction of physicochemical properties of quinolone derivatives. It can be noted that the best descriptors in the final obtained models can be used to design and screen new drugs.

Keywords: QSPR, Quinolones, refractive index, polarizability, HOMO-LUMO energy gap, GA-MLR method.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 18 January, 2021
Page: [667 - 681]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/1573409915666191212152439
Price: $65

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