QSAR study of carboxylic acid derivatives as HIV-1 Integrase inhibitors.Eur J Med Chem. 2010 Sep; 45(9):3970-80.EJ
QSAR studies have been carried out on carboxylic acid derivatives as HIV-1 Integrase inhibitors using 3D-MoRSE (3D-Molecular Representation of Structure based on Electron diffraction) descriptors. The stepwise multiple linear regression (stepwise-MLR) and replacement method (RM) methods are used to select descriptors which are responsible for the inhibitory activity of these compounds. Mathematical models are obtained by support vector machine (SVM), back-propagation neural networks (BPNN) and multiple linear regression (MLR). Leave-one-out, Leave-many-out (7% and 18%) cross-validation and external validation are carried out with the aim of evaluating the predictive ability of the models. The values of their respective squared correlations coefficients are 0.731, 0.664, 0.523 and 0.766, respectively. Our best QSAR model reveals the polarizability, mass as the most influencing atomic properties in the structures of the carboxylic acid derivatives.