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  1. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) models are important tools used in discovering new drug candidates and identifying potentially harmful environmental chemicals. These models often face two f...

    Authors: Ilya A. Balabin and Richard S. Judson

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:47

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  2. Content type: Methodology

    Chemical database searching has become a fixture in many non-targeted identification workflows based on high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). However, the form of a chemical structure observed in HRMS does...

    Authors: Andrew D. McEachran, Kamel Mansouri, Chris Grulke, Emma L. Schymanski, Christoph Ruttkies and Antony J. Williams

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:45

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Predicting the equilibrium solubility of organic, crystalline materials at all relevant temperatures is crucial to the digital design of manufacturing unit operations in the chemical industries. The work repor...

    Authors: Richard L. Marchese Robinson, Kevin J. Roberts and Elaine B. Martin

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:44

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  4. Content type: Software

    Ambit-SMIRKS is an open source software, enabling structure transformation via the SMIRKS language and implemented as an extension of Ambit-SMARTS. As part of the Ambit project it builds on top of The Chemistr...

    Authors: Nikolay Kochev, Svetlana Avramova and Nina Jeliazkova

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:42

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  5. Content type: Software

    Modern phenotypic high-throughput screens (HTS) present several challenges including identifying the target(s) that mediate the effect seen in the screen, characterizing ‘hits’ with a polypharmacologic target ...

    Authors: Robert J. Allaway, Salvatore La Rosa, Justin Guinney and Sara J. C. Gosline

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:41

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Betulin derivatives have been proven effective in vitro against Leishmania donovani amastigotes, which cause visceral leishmaniasis. Identifying the molecular targets and molecular mechanisms underlying their act...

    Authors: Yuezhou Zhang, Henri Xhaard and Leo Ghemtio

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:40

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  7. Content type: Software

    The Ketcher editor, available as an Open Source software package for drawing chemical structures, has been expanded to include several features that allow storage, management and application of templates, as w...

    Authors: Serhii Kotov, Pierre Tremouilhac, Nicole Jung and Stefan Bräse

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:38

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacovigilance (PV) databases record the benefits and risks of different drugs, as a means to ensure their safe and effective use. Creating and maintaining such resources can be complex, since a particular ...

    Authors: Paul Thompson, Sophia Daikou, Kenju Ueno, Riza Batista-Navarro, Jun’ichi Tsujii and Sophia Ananiadou

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:37

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  9. Content type: Research article

    PubChem is a chemical information repository, consisting of three primary databases: Substance, Compound, and BioAssay. When individual data contributors submit chemical substance descriptions to Substance, th...

    Authors: Volker D. Hähnke, Sunghwan Kim and Evan E. Bolton

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:36

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  10. Content type: Software

    Simplified Particle Input ConnEction Specification (SPICES) is a particle-based molecular structure representation derived from straightforward simplifications of the atom-based SMILES line notation. It aims a...

    Authors: Karina van den Broek, Mirco Daniel, Matthias Epple, Hubert Kuhn, Jonas Schaub and Achim Zielesny

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:35

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  11. Content type: Database

    Autophagy is an important homeostatic cellular recycling mechanism responsible for degrading unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular organelles and proteins in all living cells. In addition to its vital homeosta...

    Authors: Ning-Ning Wang, Jie Dong, Lin Zhang, Defang Ouyang, Yan Cheng, Alex F. Chen, Ai-Ping Lu and Dong-Sheng Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:34

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Epigenetic therapies are being investigated for the treatment of cancer, cognitive disorders, metabolic alterations and autoinmune diseases. Among the different epigenetic target families, protein lysine methy...

    Authors: Obdulia Rabal, Andrea Castellar and Julen Oyarzabal

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:32

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  13. Content type: Research article

    We propose a molecular generative model based on the conditional variational autoencoder for de novo molecular design. It is specialized to control multiple molecular properties simultaneously by imposing them...

    Authors: Jaechang Lim, Seongok Ryu, Jin Woo Kim and Woo Youn Kim

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:31

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recently, many biological experiments have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) are a newly discovered small molecule (SM) drug targets that play an important role in the development and progression of human comp...

    Authors: Jia Qu, Xing Chen, Ya-Zhou Sun, Jian-Qiang Li and Zhong Ming

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:30

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  15. Content type: Software

    Current pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) is a high-risk investment which is usually faced with some unexpected even disastrous failures in different stages of drug discovery. One main reason for R...

    Authors: Jie Dong, Ning-Ning Wang, Zhi-Jiang Yao, Lin Zhang, Yan Cheng, Defang Ouyang, Ai-Ping Lu and Dong-Sheng Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:29

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  16. Content type: Software

    Chemical named entity recognition (NER) is an active field of research in biomedical natural language processing. To facilitate the development of new and superior chemical NER systems, BioCreative released th...

    Authors: Ilia Korvigo, Maxim Holmatov, Anatolii Zaikovskii and Mikhail Skoblov

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:28

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There has been a growing interest in multitask prediction in chemoinformatics, helped by the increasing use of deep neural networks in this field. This technique is applied to multitarget data sets, where comp...

    Authors: Antonio de la Vega de León, Beining Chen and Valerie J. Gillet

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:26

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s leading infectious killer with 1.8 million deaths in 2015 as reported by WHO. It is therefore imperative that alternate routes of identification of novel anti-TB compounds are ...

    Authors: Anurag Passi, Neeraj Kumar Rajput, David J. Wild and Anshu Bhardwaj

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Computer descriptions of chemical molecular connectivity are necessary for searching chemical databases and for predicting chemical properties from molecular structure. In this article, the ongoing work to des...

    Authors: Miguel Quirós, Saulius Gražulis, Saulė Girdzijauskaitė, Andrius Merkys and Antanas Vaitkus

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:23

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Reaction InChI (RInChI) extends the idea of the InChI, which provides a unique descriptor of molecular structures, towards reactions. Prototype versions of the RInChI have been available since 2011. The fi...

    Authors: Guenter Grethe, Gerd Blanke, Hans Kraut and Jonathan M. Goodman

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:22

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Nuclear receptors (NR) are a class of proteins that are responsible for sensing steroid and thyroid hormones and certain other molecules. In that case, NR have the ability to regulate the expression of specifi...

    Authors: Tianyi Qiu, Dingfeng Wu, Jingxuan Qiu and Zhiwei Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    In synthesis planning, the goal is to synthesize a target molecule from available starting materials, possibly optimizing costs such as price or environmental impact of the process. Current algorithmic approac...

    Authors: Rolf Fagerberg, Christoph Flamm, Rojin Kianian, Daniel Merkle and Peter F. Stadler

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:19

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  23. Content type: Database

    Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The solar energy to power conversion efficiency of a DSSC is influenced by various components of the cell such as the dye, e...

    Authors: Vishwesh Venkatraman, Rajesh Raju, Solon P. Oikonomopoulos and Bjørn K. Alsberg

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:18

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Lipophilicity is a major determinant of ADMET properties and overall suitability of drug candidates. We have developed large-scale models to predict water–octanol distribution coefficient (logD) for chemical c...

    Authors: Maris Lapins, Staffan Arvidsson, Samuel Lampa, Arvid Berg, Wesley Schaal, Jonathan Alvarsson and Ola Spjuth

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:17

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  25. Content type: Software

    With the increasing development of biotechnology and informatics technology, publicly available data in chemistry and biology are undergoing explosive growth. Such wealthy information in these data needs to b...

    Authors: Jie Dong, Zhi-Jiang Yao, Lin Zhang, Feijun Luo, Qinlu Lin, Ai-Ping Lu, Alex F. Chen and Dong-Sheng Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:16

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Protein ligand interaction fingerprints are a powerful approach for the analysis and assessment of docking poses to improve docking performance in virtual screening. In this study, a novel interaction fingerpr...

    Authors: Julia B. Jasper, Lina Humbeck, Tobias Brinkjost and Oliver Koch

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    A number of anti-retroviral drugs are being used for treating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Due to emergence of drug resistant strains, there is a constant quest to discover more effective anti...

    Authors: Abid Qureshi, Akanksha Rajput, Gazaldeep Kaur and Manoj Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:12

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Both the automated generation of reaction networks and the automated prediction of synthetic trees require, in one way or another, the definition of possible transformations a molecule can undergo. One way of ...

    Authors: Pieter P. Plehiers, Guy B. Marin, Christian V. Stevens and Kevin M. Van Geem

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:11

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The collection of chemical structure information and associated experimental data for quantitative structure–activity/property relationship (QSAR/QSPR) modeling is facilitated by an increasing number of public...

    Authors: Kamel Mansouri, Chris M. Grulke, Richard S. Judson and Antony J. Williams

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:10

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Spectrophores are novel descriptors that are calculated from the three-dimensional atomic properties of molecules. In our current implementation, the atomic properties that were used to calculate spectrophores...

    Authors: Rafaela Gladysz, Fabio Mendes Dos Santos, Wilfried Langenaeker, Gert Thijs, Koen Augustyns and Hans De Winter

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:9

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  31. Content type: Methodology

    Docking and scoring large libraries of ligands against target proteins forms the basis of structure-based virtual screening. The problem is trivially parallelizable, and calculations are generally carried out ...

    Authors: Laeeq Ahmed, Valentin Georgiev, Marco Capuccini, Salman Toor, Wesley Schaal, Erwin Laure and Ola Spjuth

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:8

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Iterative screening has emerged as a promising approach to increase the efficiency of screening campaigns compared to traditional high throughput approaches. By learning from a subset of the compound library, ...

    Authors: Fredrik Svensson, Avid M. Afzal, Ulf Norinder and Andreas Bender

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:7

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Given that many antifungal medications are susceptible to evolved resistance, there is a need for novel drugs with unique mechanisms of action. Inhibiting the essential proton pump Pma1p, a P-type ATPase, is a...

    Authors: Sabine Ottilie, Gregory M. Goldgof, Andrea L. Cheung, Jennifer L. Walker, Edgar Vigil, Kenneth E. Allen, Yevgeniya Antonova-Koch, Carolyn W. Slayman, Yo Suzuki and Jacob D. Durrant

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:6

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  34. Content type: Review

    OriginLab’s newest version update to Origin and OriginPro includes ease-of-use features, like Origin Central updates and creation of an App Center, as well as larger changes like the addition of Unicode charac...

    Authors: James G. Moberly, Matthew T. Bernards and Kristopher V. Waynant

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:5

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  35. Content type: Software

    Molecular descriptors are widely employed to present molecular characteristics in cheminformatics. Various molecular-descriptor-calculation software programs have been developed. However, users of those progra...

    Authors: Hirotomo Moriwaki, Yu-Shi Tian, Norihito Kawashita and Tatsuya Takagi

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:4

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions have been linked to a drug’s ability to bind with a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) protein. However, due to the thousands of HLA variants and limited structural data for dru...

    Authors: George Van Den Driessche and Denis Fourches

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:3

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Aromatase is a member of the cytochrome P450 superfamily responsible for a key step in the biosynthesis of estrogens. As estrogens are involved in the control of important reproduction-related processes, inclu...

    Authors: Sehan Lee and Mace G. Barron

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:2

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In-silico quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) models based tools are widely used to screen huge databases of compounds in order to determine the biological properties of chemical molecules base...

    Authors: Samina Kausar and Andre O. Falcao

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2018 10:1

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Compounds designed to display polypharmacology may have utility in treating complex diseases, where activity at multiple targets is required to produce a clinical effect. In particular, suitable compounds may ...

    Authors: Leen Kalash, Cristina Val, Jhonny Azuaje, María I. Loza, Fredrik Svensson, Azedine Zoufir, Lewis Mervin, Graham Ladds, José Brea, Robert Glen, Eddy Sotelo and Andreas Bender

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2017 9:67

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Deciphering the structural determinants of protein–protein interactions (PPIs) is essential to gain a deep understanding of many important biological functions in the living cells. Computational approaches for...

    Authors: Ting Feng, Fu Chen, Yu Kang, Huiyong Sun, Hui Liu, Dan Li, Feng Zhu and Tingjun Hou

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2017 9:66

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    Targets with multiple (prerequisite or allosteric) binding sites have an increasing importance in drug design. Experimental determination of atomic resolution structures of ligands weakly bound to multiple bin...

    Authors: Mónika Bálint, Norbert Jeszenői, István Horváth, David van der Spoel and Csaba Hetényi

    Citation: Journal of Cheminformatics 2017 9:65

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