Special Issue "Molecular Docking in Drug Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015)
Prof. Rino Ragno
Rome Center for Molecular Design, Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Sapienza Università di Roma, P. le A. Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
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Interests: design and synthesis of bioactive compounds; development of new 3-D QSAR procedures and their application in drug design; molecular docking in drug design; extraction of bioactive compounds from natural sources
Molecular docking is an invaluable tool in modern drug discovery and design. In this special issue, a number of articles in the field of molecular docking applied to the drug design world will be published. Although many algorithms have been disclosed and new docking programs are constantly released, there is still much to do. The great difficulty in any docking program is the ability to recognize the right pose among the generated conformations. To face this problem, many authors have proposed different approaches like consensus scoring, consensus docking and external independent scoring, but no one has yes reached a good level to definitively assess the docking of a given small molecule into the desired target.
Therefore, there is still the need to improve molecular docking and the main goal of this special issue is to report the newest approaches in molecular docking application to drug design.
Prof. Dr. Rino Ragno
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- molecular docking
- molecular recognition
- structure based drug design
- scoring function
- cross docking
- ensemble docking
- flexible docking
- binding mode
- docking assessment