[gmx-users] Estimations of the drug's affinity
jalemkul at vt.edu
Sun Apr 14 18:44:15 CEST 2013
On 4/14/13 8:54 AM, James Starlight wrote:
> and what exactly method from that list could be most easily performed in
> gromacs for the estimation of the affinity of small mollecules to the
> membrane receptors?
There is no universal answer to that question. Explore the literature; there is
a vast amount of information available on such calculations. Proceed with
whatever is feasible and most reasonable for your purposes.
> 2013/4/14 Justin Lemkul <jalemkul at vt.edu>
>> On 4/14/13 2:13 AM, James Starlight wrote:
>>> Dear Gromacs users!
>>> I wounder to know if it possible to simple estimate drug affinity by mean
>>> of MD simulation? As I know the drug's property is based on the free
>>> change of bound-unbound ligand. So It seems that Justin's tutorial (free
>>> energy calculations) might be usefull if it would not be so routine for
>>> drugs ( in that workflow several coulombic-vdw interactions must be
>>> uncoupled). Is there any more easily way to perform such calculations for
>>> the typical small-drug compounds consisted of several non-covalent
>>> interactions with the receptors ?
>> Free energy calculations require considerable effort. You can approach
>> the task in a number of ways - FEP, BAR, TI, LIE, PMF, MM/PBSA, etc. There
>> is a large body of literature detailing methods for such calculations.
>> Justin A. Lemkul, Ph.D.
>> Research Scientist
>> Department of Biochemistry
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