3D-QSAR studies on malonyl coenzyme A decarboxylase inhibitors.Bioorg Med Chem. 2007 Jul 01; 15(13):4470-81.BM
Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA) were performed on a series of Malonyl Co-A decarboxylase (MCD) inhibitors (Cheng et al. J. Med. Chem.2006, 49, 1517-1525 and Cheng et al. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.2006, 16, 695-700). These inhibitors have shown protective action on the ischemic heart by inhibiting fatty acid oxidation. The CoMFA model produced statistically significant results, with the cross-validated and conventional correlation coefficients being 0.544 and 0.986, respectively. The best results were obtained by combining steric, electrostatic, hydrophobic, and H-bond acceptor fields in CoMSIA, in which case the respective cross-validated and conventional correlation coefficients were 0.551 and 0.918. The predictive ability of CoMFA and CoMSIA, determined using a test set of 24 compounds, gave predictive correlation coefficients of 0.718 and 0.725, respectively. The information obtained from CoMFA and CoMSIA 3D contour maps may be of utility in the design of more potent MCD inhibitors.