PLI: a web-based tool for the comparison of protein-ligand interactions observed on PDB structures

Abstract

MOTIVATION A large fraction of the entries contained in the Protein Data Bank describe proteins in complex with low molecular weight molecules such as physiological compounds or synthetic drugs. In many cases, the same molecule is found in distinct protein-ligand complexes. There is an increasing interest in Medicinal Chemistry in comparing protein binding sites to get insight on interactions that modulate the binding specificity, as this structural information can be correlated with other experimental data of biochemical or physiological nature and may help in rational drug design. RESULTS The web service protein-ligand interaction presented here provides a tool to analyse and compare the binding pockets of homologous proteins in complex with a selected ligand. The information is deduced from protein-ligand complexes present in the Protein Data Bank and stored in the underlying database. AVAILABILITY Freely accessible at http://bioinformatics.istge.it/pli/.

DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts691

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@article{Gallina2013PLIAW, title={PLI: a web-based tool for the comparison of protein-ligand interactions observed on PDB structures}, author={Anna Maria Gallina and Paola Bisignano and Maurizio Bergamino and Domenico Bordo}, journal={Bioinformatics}, year={2013}, volume={29 3}, pages={395-7} }