The Pred-Skin application is based on externally predictive QSAR models of skin sensitization. The models were built using the most extensive database containing human, in vivo (LLNA), in chemico (DPRA), and in vitro (KeratinoSens and H-CLAT) data, addressing all the key steps of the skin sensitization adverse outcome pathway (AOP). So far, PredSkin is the only tool available for predicting skin sensitization based on human data!
PredSkin was developed as a tool to identify putative skin sensitizers. The integrative Naïve Bayes model was generated using the predictions of each QSAR model developed independently for the five skin sensitization assays. This model achieved balanced accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity up to 0.89-1.00, and it has shown to be a better predictive of the human response than the LLNA.
The probability maps allow the visualization of the fragment contributions predicted by the QSAR models. This method provides a straightforward interpretation of the predicted activity, assisting users to propose structural modifications to reduce the skin sensitization potential of chemicals.
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1. Pred-Skin: A fast and reliable tool to assess chemically-induced skin sensitization. Braga, R. C.; Alves, V. M.; Muratov, E. N.; Strickland, J.; Kleinstreuer, N.; Trospsha, A.; Andrade, C. H. J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2017, 57 (5), 1013-1017.
2. QSAR models of human data can enrich or replace LLNA testing for human skin sensitization. Alves, V. M.; Capuzzi, S. J.; Muratov, E. N.; Braga, R. C.; Thornton, T. E.; Fourches, D.; Strickland, J.; Kleinstreuer, N.; Andrade, C. H.; Tropsha, A. Green Chemistry 2016 18(24), 6501-6515.
3. A Perspective and a New Integrated Computational Strategy for Skin Sensitization Assessment. Alves, V. M.; Capuzzi, S. J.; Braga, R. C.; Borba, J. V. B.; Silva, A. C.; Luechtefeld, T.; Hartung, T.; Andrade, C. H.; Muratov, E. N.; Tropsha, A. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018 6 (3), 2845-2859
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