Docking of flexible molecules using multiscale ligand representations
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AbstractHere, we present a fully automated, efficient docking methodology that does not require any a priori knowledge about the location of the binding site or function of the protein. The method relies on a multiscale concept where we deal with a hierarchy of models generated for the potential ligand. The models are created using the k-means clustering algorithm. The method was tested on seven protein−ligand complexes. In the largest complex, human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase/nevirapin, the root mean square deviation value when comparing our results to the crystal structure was 0.29 Å. We demonstrate on an additional 25 protein−ligand complexes that the methodology may be applicable to high throughput docking. This work reveals three striking results. First, a ligand can be docked using a very small number of feature points. Second, when using a multiscale concept, the number of conformers that require to be generated can be significantly reduced. Third, fully flexible ligands can be treated as a small set of rigid k-means clusters.
CitationGlick, M., Grant, G.H. and Richards, W.G. (2002) 'Docking of flexible molecules using multiscale ligand representations', Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45(21),pp.4639-4646.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry