Computational prediction models for assessing endocrine disrupting potential of chemicals

By January 11, 2019April 23rd, 2021Publications

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) mimic natural hormones and disrupt endocrine function. Humans and wildlife are exposed to EDCs might alter endocrine functions through various mechanisms and lead to an adverse effects. Hence, EDCs identification is important to protect the ecosystem and to promote the public health. Leveraging in-vitro and in-vivo experiments to identify potential EDCs is time consuming and expensive. Hence, quantitative structure–activity relationship is applied to screen the potential EDCs. Here, we summarize the predictive models developed using various algorithms to forecast the binding activity of chemicals to the estrogen and androgen receptors, alpha-fetoprotein, and sex hormone binding globulin.