Advances in de novo drug design: from conventional to machine learning methods
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Colleges, School and Institutes
De novo drug design is a computational approach that generates novel molecular structures from atomic building blocks with no a priori relationships. Conventional methods include structure‐based and ligand‐based design, which depend on the properties of the active site of a biological target or its known active binders, respectively. Artificial intelligence, including machine learning, is an emerging field that has positively impacted the drug discovery process. Deep reinforcement learning is a subdivision of machine learning that combines artificial neural networks with reinforcement‐learning architectures. This method has successfully been employed to develop novel de novo drug design approaches using a variety of artificial networks including recurrent neural networks, convolutional neural networks, generative adversarial networks, and autoencod-ers. This review article summarizes advances in de novo drug design, from conventional growth algorithms to advanced machine‐learning methodologies and highlights hot topics for further de-velopment.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||International Journal of Molecular Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Feb 2021|
- Artificial intelligence, Artificial neural networks, Autoencoders, Convolutional neural networks, De novo drug design, Deep reinforcement learning, Generative adversarial networks, Machine learning, Recurrent neural networks