The use of quantum chemistry in the prediction of ADME-Tox properties

  • S Van Damme
  • P Bultinck
Open Access
Poster presentation


Quantum Chemical Drug Design Active Molecule QSAR Model Pharmaceutical Research 
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ADME-Tox properties are very important in pharmaceutical research, determining the fate of many molecules in the drug design sequence. Knowledge of ADME-Tox properties in the earliest stages of drug design is therefore highly desirable. The aim of this investigation is to construct low throughput in silico QSAR models in which ADME-Tox properties of single compounds are predicted with high accuracy based on Quantum Chemical information [1].

The possible role of quantum chemical information in chemoinformatics is discussed, with a closer look to the advantages, disadvantages and capabilities of quantum chemical descriptors in QSAR environments.

The use of quantum chemical information is explained by a worked-out example concerning the distribution of medicinal active molecules through the blood-brain barrier [2].


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  2. 2.
    Van Damme S, Langenaeker W, Bultinck P: Prediction of Blood-brain partitioning: a model based on ab initio calculated quantum chemical descriptors. Journal of Molecular graphics and modelling. 2007, in press. doi:10.1016/j.jmgm.2007.11.004.Google Scholar

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© Van Damme and Bultinck 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • S Van Damme
    • 1
  • P Bultinck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryUniversity of GhentGentBelgium

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