5 years ago

Virtual-screening workflow tutorials and prospective results from the Teach-Discover-Treat competition 2014 against malaria [version 1; referees: 2 approved]

Santiago D. Villalba, W. Patrick Walters, Floriane Montanari, Gregory A. Landrum, Sereina Riniker, Anang A. Shelat, Johanna M. Jansen, Julie Maier
The first challenge in the 2014 competition launched by the Teach-Discover-Treat (TDT) initiative asked for the development of a tutorial for ligand-based virtual screening, based on data from a primary phenotypic high-throughput screen (HTS) against malaria. The resulting Workflows were applied to select compounds from a commercial database, and a subset of those were purchased and tested experimentally for anti-malaria activity. Here, we present the two most successful Workflows, both using machine-learning approaches, and report the results for the 114 compounds tested in the follow-up screen. Excluding the two known anti-malarials quinidine and amodiaquine and 31 compounds already present in the primary HTS, a high hit rate of 57% was found.

Publisher URL: https://f1000research.com/articles/6-1136/v1

DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.11905.1

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.