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dc.contributor.authorGALLEGOS SALINER Anaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T16:32:03Z-
dc.date.available2007-02-22en_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-25T16:32:03Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_GB
dc.date.submitted2006-05-23en_GB
dc.identifier.citationCurrent Computer-Aided Drug Design vol. 2 no. 2 p. 105-122en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC33549-
dc.description.abstractThe notion of similarity relates to a relative comparison between different systems. The process of establishing similarities and analogies by humans is heuristic and subjective. Similarity is a context dependent and a relative measure. It is only meaningful to say that x is similar to y with respect to z. In toxicology and drug design it is important to have an objective measure of similarity to compare two or more chemicals with respect to their activity or toxicity. Similarity assessment based on structures is a convenient and popular means of comparison but needs to account for each specific activity or toxicity. This mini review will start by providing an overview of the history and philosophy of similarity in general. It will then describe the different means of quantifying chemicals and how these numerical descriptors can be applied in so-called similarity indices to compare chemicals with respect to their activity or toxicity. The use of a varied wealth of similarity indices applied to the same study case is analyzed and compared throughout.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.I.3-Toxicology and chemical substancesen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherBENTHAM SCIENCE PUBL BVen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC33549en_GB
dc.titleMini-Review on Chemical Similarity and Prediction of Toxicityen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
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