Novel indole derivatives as hepatitis C virus NS5B polymerase inhibitors: Pharmacophore modeling and 3D QSAR studies

G. Varun, M. Lokesh, M. Sandeep, Sajad Shahbazi, Deepak Reddy Gade
2014 Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology  
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) encodes its own RNA dependent RNA polymerase (NS5b) in order to replicate its genome. An efficient pharmacophore was identified, by executing structural analysis of a set of 49 indole-based inhibitors of the HCV NS5B polymerase. Identified pharmacophoric features, two hydrophobic regions, and 4 aromatic rings i.e. HHRRRR.649. Ligand based 3D-QSAR was performed, partial least square regression analysis was employed which gave a regression coefficient R 2 of 0.98 and Q 2
more » ... 2 of 0.98 and Q 2 of 0.88, and Pearson-R of 0.96. Article Info
doi:10.3329/bjp.v9i3.18894 fatcat:55rrl37dgbdi7lcr7l2sdksxs4