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BindingDB (http://www.bindingdb.org) is a publicly accessible database currently containing approximately 20,000 experimentally determined binding affinities of protein-ligand complexes, for 110 protein targets including isoforms and mutational variants, and approximately 11,000 small molecule ligands. The data are extracted from the scientific literature,(More)
The Support Vector Machine (SVM) is an algorithm that derives a model used for the classification of data into two categories and which has good generalization properties. This study applies the SVM algorithm to the problem of virtual screening for molecules with a desired activity. In contrast to typical applications of the SVM, we emphasize not(More)
ASAP (a systematic annotation package for community analysis of genomes) is a relational database and web interface developed to store, update and distribute genome sequence data and functional characterization (https://asap.ahabs.wisc.edu/annotation/php/ASAP1.htm). ASAP facilitates ongoing community annotation of genomes and tracking of information as(More)
We report here an efficient implementation of the finite difference Poisson-Boltzmann solvent model based on the Modified Incomplete Cholsky Conjugate Gradient algorithm, which gives rather impressive performance for both static and dynamic systems. This is achieved by implementing the algorithm with Eisenstat's two optimizations, utilizing the(More)
This study applies a novel computational method to study molecular recognition for three sets of synthetic hosts: molecular clips, molecular tweezers, and a synthetic barbiturate receptor. The computed standard free energies of binding for the 12 binding reactions agree closely with experiment and provide insight into the roles of configurational entropy,(More)
There are at least two good reasons for the on-going interest in drug-target interactions: first, drug-effects can only be fully understood by considering a complex network of interactions to multiple targets (so-called off-target effects) including metabolic and signaling pathways; second, it is crucial to consider drug-target-pathway relations for the(More)
In the absence of an experimentally solved structure, a homology model of a protein target can be used instead for virtual screening of drug candidates by docking and scoring. This approach poses a number of questions regarding the choice of the template to use in constructing the model, the accuracy of the screening results, and the importance of allowing(More)
MOTIVATION The large and growing body of experimental data on biomolecular binding is of enormous value in developing a deeper understanding of molecular biology, in developing new therapeutics, and in various molecular design applications. However, most of these data are found only in the published literature and are therefore difficult to access and use.(More)
Changes in the configurational entropies of molecules make important contributions to the free energies of reaction for processes such as protein-folding, noncovalent association, and conformational change. However, obtaining entropy from molecular simulations represents a long-standing computational challenge. Here, two recently introduced approaches, the(More)
The second generation Mining Minima method yields binding affinities accurate to within 0.8 kcal/mol for the associations of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-cyclodextrin with benzene, resorcinol, flurbiprofen, naproxen, and nabumetone. These calculations require hours to a day on a commodity computer. The calculations also indicate that the changes in(More)