An In Silico Model for Predicting Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity
AbstractAs one of the leading causes of drug failure in clinical trials, drug-induced liver injury (DILI) seriously impeded the development of new drugs. Assessing the DILI risk of drug candidates in advance has been considered as an effective strategy to decrease the rate of attrition in drug discovery. Recently, there have been continuous attempts in the prediction of DILI. However, it indeed remains a huge challenge to predict DILI successfully. There is an urgent need to develop a quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) model for predicting DILI with satisfactory performance. In this work, we reported a high-quality QSAR model for predicting the DILI risk of xenobiotics by incorporating the use of eight effective classifiers and molecular descriptors provided by Marvin. In model development, a large-scale and diverse dataset consisting of 1254 compounds for DILI was built through a comprehensive literature retrieval. The optimal model was attained by an ensemble method, averaging the probabilities from eight classifiers, with accuracy (ACC) of 0.783, sensitivity (SE) of 0.818, specificity (SP) of 0.748, and area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0.859. For further validation, three external test sets and a large negative dataset were utilized. Consequently, both the internal and external validation indicated that our model outperformed prior studies significantly. Data provided by the current study will also be a valuable source for modeling/data mining in the future. View Full-Text
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He, S.; Ye, T.; Wang, R.; Zhang, C.; Zhang, X.; Sun, G.; Sun, X. An In Silico Model for Predicting Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1897.
He S, Ye T, Wang R, Zhang C, Zhang X, Sun G, Sun X. An In Silico Model for Predicting Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(8):1897.Chicago/Turabian Style
He, Shuaibing; Ye, Tianyuan; Wang, Ruiying; Zhang, Chenyang; Zhang, Xuelian; Sun, Guibo; Sun, Xiaobo. 2019. "An In Silico Model for Predicting Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, no. 8: 1897.
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