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Bioorg Med Chem. 2003 Aug 5;11(16):3487-97.
A series of benzofuran antifungals was examined to determine the structural requirements of N-myristoyltransferase (Nmt) enzyme inhibition by three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) using comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA) methods. Evaluation of 20 compounds (training set) served to establish the model, which was validated by evaluation of a set of 6 compounds (test set). The lowest energy conformer of the most active molecule obtained from systematic search was used as the template structure for the alignment. The best predictions were obtained with the CoMFA model from RMS fit, with r(2)(cv)=0.828, r(2)(conv)=0.989, r(2)(pred)=0.754 and with the CoMSIA model combining hydrophobic, hydrogen bond donor and hydrogen bond acceptor fields with r(2)(cv)=0.821, r(2)(conv)=0.978 and r(2)(pred)=0.747. The models obtained from the present study can be useful for the development of new Nmt inhibitors as potential antifungals. The docking studies were also carried out wherein the active and inactive molecules were docked into the active site of the recently reported Candida albicans Nmt (CaNmt) crystal structure to analyze enzyme-inhibitor interactions. The results obtained from the present 3D-QSAR and docking studies were found complimentary.
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