Application of Monte Carlo Method and a novel modelling-optimization approach on QSAR Study of Etoposide drugs

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran.

3 Department of Computer Engineering, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran

10.30495/jptc.2022.62210.1224

Abstract

Monte Carlo and Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) were used to select the most appropriate descriptors. Examining the quality of the model by comparing the mean squared error (MSE) and correlation coefficient (R2), indicated that 140 is the most appropriate number of empires for the gas phase . In the Monte Carlo method, CORAL software was used and the data were randomly divided into training, calibration, and test subsets in three splits. The correlation coefficient (R2), cross-validated correlation coefficient (Q2) and standard error of the model were calculated to be respectively 0.9301, 0.7377, and 0.595 for the test set with an optimum threshold of 4. It was concluded that simultaneous utilization of MLR-ICA and Monte Carlo method can lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the relation between physico-chemical, structural or theoretical molecular descriptors of drugs to their biological activities and facilitate designing of new drugs.

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