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High Impact Molecular Docking Journals

In the field of molecular modeling, docking is a method which predicts the preferred orientation of one molecule to a second when bound to each other to form a stable complex. Knowledge of the preferred orientation in turn may be used to predict the strength of association or binding affinity between two molecules using, for example, scoring functions. Schematic illustration of docking a small molecule ligand (green) to a protein target (black) producing a stable complex.Play media Docking of a small molecule (green) into the crystal structure of the beta-2 adrenergic G-protein coupled receptor.  The associations between biologically relevant molecules such as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids play a central role in signal transduction. Furthermore, the relative orientation of the two interacting partners may affect the type of signal produced (e.g., agonism vs antagonism). Therefore, docking is useful for predicting both the strength and type of signal produced.

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