[Bio-software] Server for Predicting Inhibitors against Bacteria

Raghava via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by raghavagps from gmail.com)
Thu Mar 11 15:05:33 EST 2010

We are please to announce a server KiDoQ ( http://crdd.osdd.net/raghava/
) developed by our group for predicting inhibitors against
Dihydrodipicolinate synthase (DHDPS).  Enzyme DHDPS is a potential
drug target  found in  a unique  DAP/Lysine pathway of bacteria. This
server allows users to design and predict inhibitors against bacteria
(DHDPS). In this server docking energies are used as descriptors for
developing QSAR model. For detail about server see following
Garg, A., Tewari, R. and Raghava, G. P. S. (2010) KiDoQ: using
based energy scores to develop ligand based model for predicting
antibacterials. BMC Bioinformatics 2010, 11:125 . (
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/11/125/ )
Best of our knowledge this is first web server which allow to predict
inhibitors against bacterial targets and will be useful in designing
drugs against bacterial infection. In chemoinformatics or
pharmacoinformatics  its difficult to develop open source software/
webserver as this field is controlled by commercial houses. One the
reason is that descriptor calculation programs are not available
free. We hope in future more and more open source software/webservers
will be developed by community. This work is part of OSDD ( http://crdd.osdd.net/
http://www.osdd.net/) initiated by CSIR, India, to promote better
health for public.
We wish to listen your comment on this type of work and your
suggestions to promote open source for drug discovery.
With Regards
# Dr G P S Raghava (FASc, FNASc), Head Bioinformatics Centre   #
# Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector-39A, Chandigarh, India  #
# Phone: +91-172-2690557, Fax: +91-172-2690632
# Eadd: http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/   ragh... from imtech.res.in #

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