3 years ago

ChemMaps: Towards an approach for visualizing the chemical space based on adaptive satellite compounds [version 2; referees: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations]

J. Jesús Naveja, José L. Medina-Franco
We present a novel approach called ChemMaps for visualizing chemical space based on the similarity matrix of compound datasets generated with molecular fingerprints’ similarity. The method uses a ‘satellites’ approach, where satellites are, in principle, molecules whose similarity to the rest of the molecules in the database provides sufficient information for generating a visualization of the chemical space. Such an approach could help make chemical space visualizations more efficient. We hereby describe a proof-of-principle application of the method to various databases that have different diversity measures. Unsurprisingly, we found the method works better with databases that have low 2D diversity. 3D diversity played a secondary role, although it seems to be more relevant as 2D diversity increases. For less diverse datasets, taking as few as 25% satellites seems to be sufficient for a fair depiction of the chemical space. We propose to iteratively increase the satellites number by a factor of 5% relative to the whole database, and stop when the new and the prior chemical space correlate highly. This Research Note represents a first exploratory step, prior to the full application of this method for several datasets.

Publisher URL: https://f1000research.com/articles/6-1134/v2

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.12095.2

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