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SAR/QSAR

  • Marta Teijeira
  • María Celeiro
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Abstract

(Q)Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR and SAR) studies have been widely used in Medicinal Chemistry as a support in the drug’s discovery and development process, as well as in the study of harmful and poisonous substances in Toxicological Chemistry. They have also been applied in other areas of the natural sciences as a tool for learning the behavior of biological systems, supporting the idea that the physiological effect of a compound is a function of its chemical structure So, SAR studies aim to extract relevant chemical information in series of chemical compounds that share a similar biological activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Química Orgánica. Facultade de QuímicaUniversidade de VigoVigoSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur (IISGS)Universidade de VigoVigoSpain

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