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Virtual Screening of Marine Natural Compounds by Means of Chemoinformatics and CDFT-Based Computational Peptidology

Version 1 : Received: 28 August 2020 / Approved: 31 August 2020 / Online: 31 August 2020 (03:57:38 CEST)

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Flores-Holguín, N.; Frau, J.; Glossman-Mitnik, D. Virtual Screening of Marine Natural Compounds by Means of Chemoinformatics and CDFT-Based Computational Peptidology. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 478. Flores-Holguín, N.; Frau, J.; Glossman-Mitnik, D. Virtual Screening of Marine Natural Compounds by Means of Chemoinformatics and CDFT-Based Computational Peptidology. Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 478.

Journal reference: Mar. Drugs 2020, 18, 478
DOI: 10.3390/md18090478

Abstract

This work presents the results of a computational study of the chemical reactivity and bioactivity properties of the members of the Theopapuamides A-D family of marine peptides by making use of our own proposed methodology named Computational Peptidology (CP) that has been successfully considered in previous studies of this kind of molecular systems. CP allowed for the determination of the global and local descriptors that come from Conceptual Density Functional Theory (CDFT) that can give an idea of the chemical reactivity properties of the marine natural products under study which are already known to be related to their bioactivity. At the same time, the validity of the procedure based on the adoption of the KID (Koopmans in DFT) technique as well as the MN12SX/Def2TZVP/H2O model chemistry has been successfully verified. Together with several Chemoinformatic tools that can be used for the improvement of process of Virtual Screening, some additional properties of these marine peptides were identified related to their ability to behave as useful drugs. With the further object of analyzing their bioactivity some parameters of usefulness for future QSAR studies, their predicted biological targets and the the ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) parameters related to the Theopapuamides A-D pharmacokinetics are also reported.

Subject Areas

Theopapuamides A-D; Virtual Screening; Chemoinformatics; Conceptual DFT; Computational Peptidology; Bioavailability; Bioactivity Scores; ADMET

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