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SwissSimilarity specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_13723
Name SwissSimilarity
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data Query molecule by drawing it in an embedded molecular editor or by pasting its SMILES in the dedicated text box, the chemical library to screen, the LBVS method
Output data The molecules most similar to the reference compound, the similarity score, a link to the corresponding entries in their databases of origin
Output format CSV, PDF, JPG
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes



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Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery

Curr Top Med Chem
PMCID: 5421137
PMID: 27848897
DOI: 10.2174/1568026617666161116143440

[…] structure is refined, one can use UCSF Chimera [] or PyMOL (The PyMOL Molecular Graphics System, Version 1.8 Schrödinger, LLC) to visualize the structure and use automated screening software such as SwissSimilarity [] to identify potential drug candidate that can interact with the protein of interest. Such screening approach is greatly enhanced by metabolic and ligand databases such ChEMBL [] and […]


SwissADME: a free web tool to evaluate pharmacokinetics, drug likeness and medicinal chemistry friendliness of small molecules

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5335600
PMID: 28256516
DOI: 10.1038/srep42717

[…] anel (below the name of the molecule, see ). They allow one-click submission of the molecule to SwissTargetPrediction (for reverse screening to predict protein target, by clicking on the red target), SwissSimilarity (for ligand-based virtual screening, by clicking on the red twins) and to re-submit the molecule to SwissADME (for instance to get a single compound graphical output, by clicking the r […]


The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics’ resources: focus on curated databases

Nucleic Acids Res
PMCID: 4702916
PMID: 26615188
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv1310

[…] curation process was applied meticulously during the development of the reverse screening tool SwissTargetPrediction ( (–) and for the future ligand-based screening tool SwissSimilarity ( […]

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SwissSimilarity institution(s)
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland; Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland; Department of Oncology, University of Lausanne and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
SwissSimilarity funding source(s)
This work was funded by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the MelanomX grant from - evaluated by the Swiss National Science Foundation - and also a Solidar-Immun funding.

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