3D-QSAR studies on cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonists: G-protein activation as biological data

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List of Authors: Salo, Savinainen, Parkkari, Nevalainen, Lahtela-Kakkonen, Gynther, Laitinen, Järvinen, Poso
Publication year: 2006
Journal: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Journal acronym: J Med Chem
Volume number: 49
Issue number: 2
Start page: 554
End page: 566
ISSN: 0022-2623
eISSN: 1520-4804


G-protein activation via the CB1 receptor was determined for a group of various CB1 ligands and utilized as biological activity data in subsequent CoMFA and CoMSIA studies. Both manual techniques and automated docking at CB1 receptor models were used to obtain a common alignment of endocannabinoid and classical cannabinoid derivatives. In the final alignment models, the endocannabinoid headgroup occupies a unique region distinct from the classical cannabinoid structures, supporting the hypothesis that these structurally diverse molecules overlap only partially within the receptor binding site. Both CoMFA and CoMSIA produce statistically significant models based on the manual alignment and a docking alignment at one receptor conformer. Leave-half-out cross-validation and progressive scrambling were successfully used in assessing the predictivity of the QSAR models.

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