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3D QSAR investigations on locomotor activity of 5-cyano-N1,6-disubstituted 2-thiouracil derivatives.
Kuchekar BS, Pore YV
Three dimensional quantitative structure activity relationship (3D QSAR) investigations were carried out on a series of 5-cyano-N1,6-disubstituted 2-thiouracil derivatives for their locomotor activity. The structures of all compounds were built on a workspace of VlifeMDS3.5 molecular modeling software and 3D QSAR models were generated by applying a partial least square (PLS) linear regression analysis coupled with a stepwise variable selection method. Both derived models were found to be statistically significant in terms of regression and internal and external predictive ability (r2 = 0.9414 and 0.8511, q2 = 0.8582 and 0.6222, pred_r2 = 0.5142 and 0.7917). The QSAR models indicated that both electrostatic and steric interaction energies were contributing significantly to locomotor activity of thiouracil derivatives.