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Quantitative Structure–Activity Relationships (QSARs) – Applications and Methodology

  • Mark T. D. CroninEmail author
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Part of the Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics book series (COCH, volume 8)

Abstract

The aim of this introduction is to describe briefly the applications and methodologies involved in (Q)SAR and relate these to the various chapters in this volume. This chapter gives the reader an overview of how, why and where in silico methods, including (Q)SAR, have been utilized to predict endpoints as diverse as those from pharmacology and toxicology. It provides an illustration of how all the various topics in this book interweave to form a single coherent area of science.

Keywords

QSAR In silico methods Resources for QSAR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Pharmacy and ChemistryLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolEngland

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