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New empirical scoring functions have been developed to estimate the binding affinity of a given protein-ligand complex with known three-dimensional structure. These scoring functions include terms accounting for van der Waals interaction, hydrogen bonding, deformation penalty, and hydrophobic effect. A special feature is that three different algorithms have(More)
Scoring functions are widely applied to the evaluation of protein-ligand binding in structure-based drug design. We have conducted a comparative assessment of 16 popular scoring functions implemented in main-stream commercial software or released by academic research groups. A set of 195 diverse protein-ligand complexes with high-resolution crystal(More)
A new method is presented for the calculation of partition coefficients of solutes in octanol/water. Our algorithm, XLOGP, is based on the summation of atomic contributions and includes correction factors for some intramolecular interactions. Using this method, we calculate the log P of 1831 organic compounds and analyze the derived parameters by(More)
The recessive tall rice (Oryza sativa) mutant elongated uppermost internode (eui) is morphologically normal until its final internode elongates drastically at the heading stage. The stage-specific developmental effect of the eui mutation has been used in the breeding of hybrid rice to improve the performance of heading in male sterile cultivars. We found(More)
Fourteen popular scoring functions, i.e., X-Score, DrugScore, five scoring functions in the Sybyl software (D-Score, PMF-Score, G-Score, ChemScore, and F-Score), four scoring functions in the Cerius2 software (LigScore, PLP, PMF, and LUDI), two scoring functions in the GOLD program (GoldScore and ChemScore), and HINT, were tested on the refined set of the(More)
It has been reported recently that consensus scoring, which combines multiple scoring functions in binding affinity estimation, leads to higher hit-rates in virtual library screening studies. This method seems quite independent to the target receptor, the docking program, or even the scoring functions under investigation. Here we present an idealized(More)
We have developed a new method, i.e., XLOGP3, for logP computation. XLOGP3 predicts the logP value of a query compound by using the known logP value of a reference compound as a starting point. The difference in the logP values of the query compound and the reference compound is then estimated by an additive model. The additive model implemented in XLOGP3(More)
Many molecular docking programs are available nowadays, and thus it is of great practical value to evaluate and compare their performance. We have conducted an extensive evaluation of four popular commercial molecular docking programs, including Glide, GOLD, LigandFit, and Surflex. Our test set consists of 195 protein-ligand complexes with high-resolution(More)
BACKGROUND Current scoring functions are not very successful in protein-ligand binding affinity prediction albeit their popularity in structure-based drug designs. Here, we propose a general knowledge-guided scoring (KGS) strategy to tackle this problem. Our KGS strategy computes the binding constant of a given protein-ligand complex based on the known(More)
Format conversion is very common in structure preparation in molecular modeling studies. Unfortunately, format conversion cannot always be executed precisely. We have developed an automatic method, called I-interpret (available on-line at http://www.sioc-ccbg.ac.cn/software/I-interpret/), for interpreting the chemical structure of a given organic molecule(More)