Motivation: Identification of new molecules promising for treatment of HIV-infection and HIV-associated disorders remains an important task in order to provide safer and more effective therapies. Utilization of prior knowledge by application of computer-aided drug discovery approaches reduces time and financial expenses and increases the chances of positive results in anti-HIV R&D. To provide the scientific community with a tool that allows estimating of potential agents for treatment of HIV-infection and its comorbidities, we have created a freely-available web-resource for prediction of relevant biological activities based on the structural formulae of drug-like molecules.
Results: Over 50 000 experimental records for anti-retroviral agents from ChEMBL database were extracted for creating the training sets. After careful examination, about seven thousand molecules inhibiting five HIV-1 proteins were used to develop regression and classification models with the GUSAR software. The average values of R2 = 0.95 and Q2 = 0.72 in validation procedure demonstrated the reasonable accuracy and predictivity of the obtained (Q)SAR models. Prediction of 81 biological activities associated with the treatment of HIV-associated comorbidities with 92% mean accuracy was realized using the PASS program.
Availability and implementation: Freely available on the web at http://www.way2drug.com/hiv/.
Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
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