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Scoring function

FlexX uses a variant of the SCORE1 scoring function developed by Hans-Joachim Boehm for the de novo enzyme inhibitor design package LUDI. The scoring function has the following form:

Where f is a penalty function for deviations from ideal geometry for each kind of interaction, and f* is a function penalizing for lipophilic interactions deviating from an ideal separation distance.


Dock 1.0, first described in 1982 [8] , was the first automated receptor-ligand docking program. It was developed in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California at San Francisco. Dock 4.0, the current version, was released in 1997 [9] .

Search technique

Like FlexX, Dock is driven by the geometry of the ligand and active site. The program approximates the shape of the binding cavity of the receptor with spheres. It then attempts to match the ligand to some subset of the centers of these spheres. Early versions used geometric hashing (see this module, covering local alignment methods ) to perform this matching, but more recent versions use bipartite graph matching (version 3.5) and single graph matching (version 4.0) for improved speed.

Scoring function

Dock offers three scoring functions. The first is based on an approximation to the Lennard-Jones potential (Van der Waals interactions). This essentially enforces geometric alignment and shape constraints. The second uses the program DELPHI to calculate the electrostatic potential of the complex.The third calculates the energy of the complex under the AMBER force field.

Flexible receptor docking


As previously mentioned, docking entails determining not only the identity and three dimensional structure of the bound ligand, but also how the binding process affects the conformation of the receptor. This section will review the different receptor flexibility representations that have been proposed to study receptor conformational changes in the context of structure based drug design.

A central paradigm which was used in the development of the first docking programs was the lock-and-key model first described by Fischer [10] . In this model the three dimensional structure of the ligand and the receptor complement each other in the same way that a lock complements a key. However, further work confirmed that the lock-and-key model is not the most correct description for ligand binding. A more accurate view of this process was first presented by Koshland [11] in the induced fit model. In this model the three dimensional structure of the ligand and the receptor adapt to each other during the binding process. It is important to note that not only the structure of the ligand but also the structure of the receptor changes during the binding process. This occurs because the introduction of a ligand modifies the chemical and structural environment of the receptor. As a result, the unbound protein conformational substates, corresponding to the low energy regions of the protein energy landscape are likely to change. The induced fit model is supported by multiple observations in different proteins such as streptavidin, HIV-1 protease, DHFR, aldose reductase and many others.

Questions & Answers

more explanation on GDP
Isaac Reply
it is a country total out put of goods and services divided by the total population of the country.I think it can also be derived from the country labour force,,because it mostly depend on the labour force and the level of technology .
labour force and technological progress leads to greater production increases the GDP
What is economics?
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by this time
It is a social science that analyses production,distribution and consumption of goods and services
A social science that study human behavior in relationship with decision making
What are the typical patterns of GDP for a high-income economy like the United States in the long run and the short run?
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explain the significance of concerpt of opportunity cost in planning
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what is meant by the price elasticity of demand?
Martine Reply
when price of a commodity increase it's demand contracts , and whe the price of a commodity decreases it's demand expands so the degree of change in demand in response to change in own price of the commodity is called PED . Ed = percentage change in quantity demanded / percentage change in price
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Discuss the role of competition in stimulating economic growth?
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competition creates Monopoly because of economy of scale. it's not antithesis but different side of same coin
competition result in high economic growth since every firm will intend to provide quality services and products to meet customers needs and requirements unlike in Monopoly situation where a firm just provide what it want to resulting in large stock piles of unwanted products ,ie inefficiency, howev
microeconomics study part of the economy but macroeconomic study the whole economy
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studying the whole economy, solving the problem of the economy and building up the economy
micro means small while macro means large
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it will be differ because economic agent will only take their views on some part of household
can opportunity cost be zero
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how many types of transportation do we have
yes. when a customer's purchasing power is high, he may have d ability to purchase all he needs, dt makes opportunity cost zero
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what are the factors production
Labour capital entrepreneurs
Land,capital, labour,and the entrepreneur
I will like to know use of calculus in economics
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from PCF in economics
why is unitary proportional to responsiveness
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What is a market
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what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
price of the related goods 2 price of the given commodity 3 income of the consumer 4 taste and preference 5 expectation in the future price
pls the taste and preference
explain briefly
a consumer taste and preference commodity changes for a time the man becomes
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is when the price of a commodity becomes high and can't afford example Samsung instead of iPhone
consumers who have high intense for goods will purchase the goods even if the price of that commodity increases because he or she preferred that commodity.people will be prefer iphone as its price increase
as usual bad taste of preference is when a consumer regrets from one commodity to another in terms of the price
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