Update to the REST Descriptor Services

The current version of the REST interface to the CDK descriptors allowed one to access descriptor values for a SMILES string by simply appending it to an URL, resulting in something like http://rguha.ath.cx/~rguha/cicc/rest/desc/descriptors/ org.openscience.cdk.qsar.descriptors.molecular.ALOGPDescriptor/c1ccccc1COCC This type of URL is pretty handy to construct by hand. However, as Pat Walters pointed out in the comments to […]

Playing with REST Descriptor Services

As part of my work at IU I have been implementing a number of cheminformatics web services. Initially these were SOAP, but I realized that REST interfaces make life much easier. (also see here) As a result, a number of these services have simple REST interfaces. One such service provides molecular descriptor calculations, using the […]

Quick Comments on an Analysis of Antithrombotics

Joerg has made a nice blog post on the use of Open Source software and data to analyse the occurence of antithrombotics. More specifically he was trying to answer the question Which XRay ligands are closest to the Fontaine et al. structure-activity relationship data for allowing structure-based drug design? Using Blue Obelisk tools and ChemSpider […]