Interactive exploration of chemical space with Scaffold Hunter. Academic Article uri icon

start page

  • 581

end page

  • 583

abstract

  • We describe Scaffold Hunter, a highly interactive computer-based tool for navigation in chemical space that fosters intuitive recognition of complex structural relationships associated with bioactivity. The program reads compound structures and bioactivity data, generates compound scaffolds, correlates them in a hierarchical tree-like arrangement, and annotates them with bioactivity. Brachiation along tree branches from structurally complex to simple scaffolds allows identification of new ligand types. We provide proof of concept for pyruvate kinase.

date/time value

  • 2009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nchembio.187

PubMed Identifier

  • 19561620

volume

  • 5

number

  • 8

keywords

  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
  • Computer Simulation
  • Databases, Factual
  • Models, Molecular
  • Small Molecule Libraries
  • Software