BACKGROUND: A statistical model, built using the CODESSA software package, was developed to describe the relationship between the structure of nostoclide derivatives and their ability to interfere with the electron transport chain in the Hill reaction. RESULTS: A QSAR treatment was carried out on a series of compounds designed using the naturally occurring toxin nostoclides to correlate molecular descriptors with their in vitro biological activity (the ability to interfere with light-driven reduction of ferricyanide by isolated spinach chloroplast thylakoid membranes). The treatment using the CODESSA software package resulted in a three parameter model with n = 19, R2 = 0.83, F = 23.8 and R2cv = 0.72. In the proposed model, the Image of Onsager Kirkwood solvation energy, which gives a measure of the polarity of a given compound, is the most important descriptor. The model was internally validated. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained in this study indicate that polarity, as expressed by the dipole moment, is the most relevant molecular property determining efficiency of photosynthetic inhibitory activity.

QSAR modeling of photosynthesis-inhibiting nostoclide derivatives

FORLANI, Giuseppe
2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A statistical model, built using the CODESSA software package, was developed to describe the relationship between the structure of nostoclide derivatives and their ability to interfere with the electron transport chain in the Hill reaction. RESULTS: A QSAR treatment was carried out on a series of compounds designed using the naturally occurring toxin nostoclides to correlate molecular descriptors with their in vitro biological activity (the ability to interfere with light-driven reduction of ferricyanide by isolated spinach chloroplast thylakoid membranes). The treatment using the CODESSA software package resulted in a three parameter model with n = 19, R2 = 0.83, F = 23.8 and R2cv = 0.72. In the proposed model, the Image of Onsager Kirkwood solvation energy, which gives a measure of the polarity of a given compound, is the most important descriptor. The model was internally validated. CONCLUSIONS: The results obtained in this study indicate that polarity, as expressed by the dipole moment, is the most relevant molecular property determining efficiency of photosynthetic inhibitory activity.
Teixeira, R. R.; Pinheiro, P. F.; Barbosa, L. C. A.; de Mesquita Carneiro, J. W.; Forlani, Giuseppe
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