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In this paper we describe the search strategies developed for docking flexible molecules to macomolecular sites that are incorporated into the widely distributed DOCK software, version 4.0. The search strategies include incremental construction and random conformation search and utilize the existing Coulombic and Lennard-Jones grid-based scoring function.(More)
Here, we present the algorithm and validation for OMEGA, a systematic, knowledge-based conformer generator. The algorithm consists of three phases: assembly of an initial 3D structure from a library of fragments; exhaustive enumeration of all rotatable torsions using values drawn from a knowledge-based list of angles, thereby generating a large set of(More)
The recent literature is replete with papers evaluating computational tools (often those operating on 3D structures) for their performance in a certain set of tasks. Most commonly these papers compare a number of docking tools for their performance in cognate re-docking (pose prediction) and/or virtual screening. Related papers have been published on(More)
The interactions between a molecule and the aqueous environment underpin any process that occurs in solution, from simple chemical reactions to protein-ligand binding to protein aggregation. Fundamental measures of the interaction between molecule and aqueous phase, such as the transfer energy between gas phase and water or the energetic difference between(More)
Lysosomal disturbances may be a contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease. We used novel compounds to test if suppression of the lysosomal protease cathepsin D blocks production of known precursors to neurofibrillary tangles. Partial lysosomal dysfunction was induced in cultured hippocampal slices with a selective inhibitor of cathepsins B and L. This led(More)
A prospective study of aqueous solvation energies was done using the SM8 and Zap TK models for a variety of geometries. CM4M charges calculated with M06 and M06-2X were found to yield similar results for the SM8 model. Zap TK calculations were primarily done with AM1BCC charges but limited attempts to use charges derived from DFT showed promise. The OMEGA(More)
We have developed a strategy for efficiently docking a large combinatorial library into a target receptor. For each scaffold orientation, all potential fragments are attached to the scaffold, their interactions with the receptor are individually scored and factorial combinations of fragments are constructed. To test its effectiveness, this approach is(More)
Several submissions for the SAMPL4 hydration free energy set were calculated using OpenEye tools, including many that were among the top performing submissions. All of our best submissions used AM1BCC charges and Poisson-Boltzmann solvation. Three submissions used a single conformer for calculating the hydration free energy and all performed very well with(More)