Chemoinformatic analysis was used to characterize a compound database of natural products from Panama and other reference collections. Data mining allowed to compare drug-likeness properties with public and commercial software and to achieve a statistical analysis of the physicochemical properties. Visualization of the chemical space in 3D indicates a high structural similarity. Molecular flexibility and complexity were evaluated using 2D descriptors, whereas the molecular scaffold was obtained using the Murcko method, and these showed few differences between the explored data set. In this chapter, we also present and discuss an example of the application of the chemoinformatic approach using the concept of modeling the activity landscape to study the structure-activity relationships (SARs) of compounds with activity against Plasmodium falciparum.
Part of the book: Cheminformatics and its Applications