Strategies for subset selection of parts of an in-house chemical library
2001 (English)In: Journal of Chemometrics, Vol. 15, no 4, 353-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
When a company decides to perform biological testing of their in-house library, i.e. compounds which have been synthesized or purchased over the years, it is usually not feasible or desirable to test all of them using e.g. high-throughput screening (HTS). The limitation is the usually high number of compounds to test (104-106) leading to practical limitations and high costs in terms of both material costs and disposal considerations. Therefore it is often desirable to make a selection of which compounds to include in the biological testing. A challenge is how to make this selection in order to cover the structural space of the in-house library as well as possible. Here we present and discuss different selection strategies based mainly on statistical molecular design (SMD). These methods require different prior information about the compounds under investigation, e.g. characterization of the chemical structure, affinity/biological activity data or neither of these. Which method to be used is largely problem-dependent, i.e. the composition and origin of the library, and hence the structural space, are of great importance. Chemical and biological knowledge about the system under investigation should as far as possible be considered when making the final decision on which method to apply.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 15, no 4, 353-69 p.
selection, chemical libraries, D-optimal, cell-based design, statistical molecular design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9124DOI: 10.1002/cem.671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9124DiVA: diva2:148795