Publications

40. Haywood, A.L.; Redshaw, J.; Hanson-Heine, M.W.D.; Taylor, A.; Brown, A.; Mason, A.M.; Gaertner, T. and Hirst, J.D., Kernel methods for predicting yields of chemical reactions. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 62, 2077–2091 (2022).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.1c00699

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39. Guest, E.E., Cervantes Vasquez, L.F., Pickett, S.D., Brooks, C.L., Hirst, J.D., Alchemical free energy methods applied to complexes of the first bromodomain of BRD4. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 62, 1458–1470 (2022).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.1c01229

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38. Derbenev, I.N.; Dowden, J.; Twycross, J.; Hirst, J.D., Software tools for green and sustainable chemistry. Curr. Opin. Green Sus. Chem., 35, 100623 (2022).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2022.100623

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37. Zhou, J.; Wu, S.; Lee, B.G.; Chen, T.; He, Z.; Lei, Y.; Tang, B.; Hirst, J.D., Machine learning enabled virtual screening for inhibitors of lysine-specific histone demethylase 1. Molecules, 26, 7492 (2021).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26247492

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36. Guest, E.E.; Pickett, S.D.; Hirst, J.D., Structural variation of protein-ligand complexes of the first bromodomain of BRD4. Org. Bio. Chem., 19, 5632–5641 (2021).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D1OB00658D

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35. Guest, E.E., Oatley, S.A., Macdonald, S.J.M., Hirst, J.D., Molecular simulation of aVb6 integrin inhibitors. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 60, 5487–5498 (2020).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.0c00254

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34. Robinson H; Oatley SA; Rowedder JE; Slade P; Macdonald SJF; Hirst JD; McInally T & Moody CJ., Late stage functionalization via Chan-Lam amination: rapid access to potent and selective integrin inhibitors. Chem. Eur. J., 26, 7678–7684 (2020).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001059
33. Haywood A.L., Redshaw, J., Gaertner, T., Taylor, A., Mason, A.M. & Hirst, J.D., Machine Learning for Chemical Synthesis. In Machine Learning in Chemistry: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Ed. Cartwright, H. RSC, London, 169–194 (2020).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781839160233-00169
32. Oglic, D., Oatley, S.A., Macdonald, S.J.F., McInally, T., Garnett, R., Hirst, J.D. & Gärtner, T., Active search for computer-aided drug design. Mol. Inf., 37, 1700130 (2018).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/minf.201700130
31. Shaw, D.J., Hill, R.E., Simpson, N., Husseini, F.S., Robb, K., Greetham, G.M., Towrie, M., Parker, A.W., Robinson, D., Hirst, J.D., Hoskisson, P.A. & Hunt, N.T., Examining the role of protein structural dynamics in drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Chem. Sci., 8, 8384–8399 (2017).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7sc03336b
30. Mulholland, S., Turpin, E.R., Bonev, B.B. & Hirst, J.D. , Docking and molecular dynamics simulations of the ternary complex nisin2:lipid II. Sci. Rep, 6, 21185 (2016).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep21185
29. Aguado-Ullate, S., Baker, J.A., Gonzàlez-Gonzàlez, V., Müller, C., Hirst, J.D. & Carbó, J.J., A theoretical study of the activity in Rh-catalysed hydroformylation: the origin of the enhanced activity of the p-acceptor phosphinine ligand. Catal. Sci. Technol., 4, 979–987 (2014).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cy00956d
28. Turpin, E.R., Fang, H.-J., Thomas, N.R. & Hirst, J.D., Cooperativity and site selectivity in the ileal lipid binding protein. Biochemistry, 52, 4723–4733 (2013).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi400192w
27. Hussain, A., Shaw, P.E. & Hirst, J.D., Molecular dynamics simulations and in silico peptide ligand screening of the Elk-1 ETS domain. J. Cheminf., 3, 49 (2011).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-2946-3-49
26. Turpin, E.R., Bonev, B.B., Hirst, J.D., Stereoselective disulfide formation stabilizes the local peptide conformation in Nisin mimics. Biochemistry, 49, 9594–9603 (2010).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi101214t
25. Hussain, A., Melville, J.L. & Hirst, J.D., Molecular docking and QSAR of aplyronine A and analogues: potent inhibitors of actin. J. Comput.-Aided Mol. Des., 24, 42005 (2010).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10822-009-9307-y
24. Spowage, B.M., Bruce, C.L. & Hirst, J.D., Interpretable correlation descriptors for quantitative structure-activity relationships. J. Cheminf, 1, 22 (2009).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1758-2946-1-22

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23. Melville, J.L., Burke, E.K. & Hirst, J.D., Machine Learning in Virtual Screening. Comb. Chem. & High Thr. Scr., 12, 332–343 (2009).
22. Melville, J.L., Moal, I.H., Baker-Glenn, C., Shaw, P.E, Pattenden, G. & Hirst, J.D., The Structural Determinants of Macrolide-Actin Binding: In Silico Insights. Biophys. J., 92, 3862–3867 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1529/biophysj.106.103580
21. Melville, J.L. & Hirst, J.D., TMACC: Interpretable Correlation Descriptors for Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 47, 626–634 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci6004178

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20. Vincent, E., Saxton, J., Baker-Glenn, C., Moal, I., Hirst, J.D., Pattenden, G. & Shaw, P.E., Disruption of actin dynamics and SRF-dependent gene regulation by the marine macrolide ulapualide A and its synthetic analogues. Cell. Mol. Life Sci., 64, 487–497 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00018-007-6427-1
19. Dryden, I.L., Hirst, J.D. & Melville, J.L., Statistical analysis of unlabelled points: comparing molecules in cheminformatics. Biometrics, 63, 237–251 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-0420.2006.00622.x
18. Bruce, C.L., Melville, J.L., Pickett, S.D & Hirst, J.D., Contemporary QSAR Classifiers Compared. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 47, 219–227 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci600332j

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17. Melville, J.L., Riley, J.F. & Hirst, J.D., Similarity by Compression. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 47, 25–33 (2007).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci600384z

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16. Melville, J.L., Lovelock, K.J.R., Wilson, C., Allbutt, B., Burke, E.K., Lygo, B. & Hirst, J.D., Exploring Phase-Transfer Catalysis with Molecular Dynamics and 3D/4D Quantitative Structure-Selectivity Relationships. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 45, 971–981 (2005).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci050051l
15. McNeany, T.J. & Hirst, J.D., Inhibition of the Tyrosine Kinase, Syk, Analyzed by Stepwise Non-Parametric Regression. J. Chem. Inf. Mod., 45, 768–776 (2005).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci049631t
14. Lygo, B., Andrews, B.I., Hirst, J.D., Melville, J.L., Peterson, J.A. & Slack, D., Rapid screening of cinchona alkaloid derived phase-transfer catalysts. Application in the optimization of a glycine imine alkylation. Chim Oggi, 22(9), 41920 (2004).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.200549258
13. Melville, J.L. & Hirst, J.D., On the stability of CoMFA models. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 44, 1294–1300 (2004).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci049944o
12. Melville, J.L., Andrews, B.I., Lygo, B. & Hirst, J.D., Computational screening of combinatorial catalyst libraries. Chem. Comm., 12, 1410–1411 (2004).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b402378a

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11. Hirst, J.D., McNeany, T.J., Howe, T. & Whitehead, L., Application of Non- Parametric Regression to Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships. Bioorg. Med. Chem., 10, 1037–1041 (2002).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0968-0896(01)00359-5

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10. Constans, P & Hirst, J.D., Non-Parametric Regressors Applied to Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 40, 452–459 (2000).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ci990082e
9. Hirst, J.D., Predicting Ligand Binding Energies. Curr. Opin. Drug Discovery & Development, 1, 28–33 (1998).
8. Vieth, M., Hirst, J.D., Dominy, B.N., Daigler, H. & Brooks III, C.L., Assessing Search Strategies for Flexible Docking. J. Comp. Chem., 19, 1623–1631 (1998).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-987X(19981115)19:14<1623::AID-JCC8>3.0.CO;2-L
7. Vieth, M., Hirst, J.D., Kolinski, A. & Brooks III, C.L., Assessing Energy Functions for Flexible Docking. J. Comp. Chem., 19, 1612–1622 (1998).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-987X(19981115)19:14<1612::AID-JCC7>3.0.CO;2-M
6. Vieth, M., Hirst, J.D. & Brooks III, C.L., Do Active Site Conformations of Small Ligands Correspond to Low Free Energy Structures? J. Comput.-Aided Mol. Des., 12, 563–572 (1998).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1008055202136
5. Hirst, J.D., Nonlinear Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship for the Inhibition of Dihydrofolate Reductase by Pyrimidines. J. Med. Chem., 39, 3526–3532 (1996).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jm960197z
4. King, R.D., Hirst, J.D. & Sternberg, M.J.E., Drug Design by Machine Learning: A Comparative Study. Applications in Artificial Intelligence, 9, 213–233 (1995).
3. Hirst, J.D., King, R.D. & Sternberg, M.J.E., Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships by Neural Networks and Inductive Logic Programming II. The Inhibition of Dihydrofolate Reductase by Triazines. J. Comput.-Aided Mol. Des., 8, 421–432 (1994).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00125376
2. Hirst, J.D., King, R.D. & Sternberg, M.J.E., Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships by Neural Networks and Inductive Logic Programming I. The Inhibition of Dihydrofolate Reductase by Pyrimidines. J. Comput.-Aided Mol. Des., 8, 405–420 (1994).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00125375
1. King, R.D., Hirst, J.D. & Sternberg, M.J.E., New Approaches to QSAR: Neural Networks and Machine Learning. Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Design, 1, 279–290 (1993).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02174529