Virtual screening for high affinity guests for synthetic supramolecular receptors

CULLEN, William, TUREGA, Simon, HUNTER, Christopher A. and WARD, Michael D. (2015). Virtual screening for high affinity guests for synthetic supramolecular receptors. Chemical Science, 6 (5), 2790-2794.

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    The protein/ligand docking software GOLD, which was originally developed for drug discovery, has been used in a virtual screen to identify small molecules that bind with extremely high affinities (K ≈ 107 M-1) in the cavity of a cubic coordination cage in water. A scoring function was developed using known guests as a training set and modified by introducing an additional term to take account of loss of guest flexibility on binding. This scoring function was then used in GOLD to successfully identify 15 new guests and accurately predict the binding constants. This approach provides a powerful predictive tool for virtual screening of large compound libraries to identify new guests for synthetic hosts, thereby greatly simplifying and accelerating the process of identifying guests by removing the reliance on experimental trial-and-error.

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    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
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    Page Range: 2790-2794
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    Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 09:25
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:56

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