Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship of Peptides Binding to the Class II Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecule Aq Associated with Autoimmune Arthritis
2007 (English)In: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 50, no 9, 2049-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Presentation of (glyco)peptides by the class II major histocompatibility complex molecule Aq to T cells plays a central role in collagen-induced arthritis, an animal model for the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis. A peptide library was designed using statistical molecular design in amino acid space in which five positions in the minimal mouse collagen type II binding epitope CII260-267 were varied. A substantially reduced peptide library of 24 peptides with diverse and representative molecular characteristics was selected, synthesized, and evaluated for the binding strength to Aq. A multivariate QSAR model was established by correlating calculated descriptors, compressed to its principle properties, with the binding data using partial least-square regression. The model was successfully validated by an external test set. Interpretation of the model provided a molecular property binding motif for peptides interacting with Aq. The information may be useful in future research directed toward new treatments of rheumatoid arthritis.
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2007. Vol. 50, no 9, 2049-59 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16104DOI: doi:10.1021/jm061209bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16104DiVA: diva2:155777