Session: MON 355-388-Sex Hormone Receptor Action & Reaction
Poster Board MON-386
Aim.To identify novel non-steroidal potential MR antagonists using virtual screening techniques.
Methods.Crystal structures of the ligand binding domains of AR, GR, PR, ER and MR in complex with ligands were retrieved from the PDB Databank and structurally aligned. Shape-based queries and structure-based pharmacophore models were generated with vROCS and LigandScout respectively. An in-house database of compounds of ~ 3,000,000 compounds was compiled from libraries available at ZINC database. The libraries were filtered to eliminate duplicates and ADME/Tox constraints using FILTER, and the conformers generated by OMEGA. Virtual screening of the conformer database was performed over 3 MR complexes using FRED and ranked according to the average Chemgauss3 scoring function. Shape filtering criteria was based on the Tanimoto-Combo Score.
Results.From the initial database of 3,633,079 compounds compiled, a library of 3,358,681 filtered compounds and 478,988,388 conformers was obtained. The top 4000 hits from docking in the MR-complexes structures were further filtered with the shape-based query of the other nuclear receptors to refine the search, and the best 400 hits binding mode analyzed. The combined Chemgauss3 scores range from -91.6 to -31.3. The 8.9% of the top scoring solutions were able to bind to the three MR structures. The combined shared feature pharmacophore model obtained with the AR, GR, PR, and ER structures contains 3 hydrophobic characteristics, and 3 H-bond donor acceptors. An area under the curve of 0.86 indicates that query is predictive and well able to separate the actives from the decoys. A final selection of 40 diverse compounds was identified as putative selective MR ligands and selected to further biological assays.
Conclusion. A combined ligand and structure-based virtual screening approach to identify putative non-steroidal ligands selective for the MR was developed. The methods allow us to identified novel non-steroidal scaffolds with desirable physicochemical properties and predicted to have better affinity to MR than for other NR.
Nothing to Disclose: CFL, AV, CAF, FA, AT, CV, SS, RB, CC, GIO, CAC, CFL
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