SOMEViz: A Web Service for Site of Metabolism Estimating and Visualizing

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Abstract:

Phase I metabolism is an important consideration in drug discovery because it profoundly affects the toxicity and activity profile of a drug candidate. In these metabolic processes, CYP450 family is responsible for the majority of biotransformation events. However, it is still an important challenge to predict sites of metabolism (SOM) of a new chemical entity due to the complex reaction mechanism and variety in CYP450 enzymes. SOMEViz is an online service designed for predicting and visualizing human cytochromes P450 (CYP450)-mediated sites of metabolism (SOM) of a molecule, on the basis of a previously reported model [1]. The service provides an access for predicting sites of metabolism of molecules with reasonable accuracy, and predicted results are shown in a user-friendly as well as interactive way, which may help chemists explore metabolism properties of chemicals in the early stage of drug discovery. The web-based GUI of SOMEViz offers user a straightforward way to manage and visualize the sites of metabolism (SOM) prediction results. The service and examples are available free of charge at http://www.dddc.ac.cn/some.

Keywords: Cytochromes P450; site of metabolism; web service

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/092986612802084537

Publication date: September 1, 2012

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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