ABSTRACT: Ligand-based in silico drug screening is useful for lead discovery, in particular for those targets without structures. Here, we have developed LigSeeSVM, a ligand-based screening tool using data fusion and Support Vector Machines (SVMs). We used Atom Pair (AP) structure descriptors and Physicochemical (PC) descriptors of compounds to generate SVM-AP and SVM-PC models. Sequentially, the two models were combined using rank-based data fusion to create LigSeeSVM model. LigSeeSVM was evaluated on five data sets. Experimental results show that the performance of LigSeeSVM is better than other ligand-based virtual screening approaches. We believe that LigSeeSVM is useful for lead compounds.
International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design 01/2011; 4(3):274-89.