QSAR models for anti-malarial activity of 4-aminoquinolines

Vijay H. Masand, Andrey A. Toropov, Alla P. Toropova, Devidas T. Mahajan

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In the present study, predictive quantitative structure - activity relationship (QSAR) models for anti-malarial activity of 4-aminoquinolines have been developed. CORAL, which is freely available on internet (http://www.insilico.eu/coral), has been used as a tool of QSAR analysis to establish statistically robust QSAR model of anti-malarial activity of 4-aminoquinolines. Six random splits into the visible sub-system of the training and invisible subsystem of validation were examined. Statistical qualities for these splits vary, but in all these cases, statistical quality of prediction for anti-malarial activity was quite good. The optimal SMILES-based descriptor was used to derive the single descriptor based QSAR model for a data set of 112 aminoquinolones. All the splits had r2> 0.85 and r2> 0.78 for subtraining and validation sets, respectively. The three parametric multilinear regression (MLR) QSAR model has Q2 = 0.83, R2 = 0.84 and F = 190.39. The anti-malarial activity has strong correlation with presence/absence of nitrogen and oxygen at a topological distance of six.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Computer-Aided Drug Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • 4-aminoquinolines
  • Anti-malarial activity
  • Coral software
  • Optimal descriptor
  • QSAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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