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

Outi Salo-Ahen, Savinainen, Parkkari, Nevalainen, Lahtela-Kakkonen, Gynther, Laitinen, Järvinen, Poso

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)554–566
    JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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