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Immersive Projection for biochemical pattern matching

Nadan, T. (2008) Immersive Projection for biochemical pattern matching. In: SSE Systems Engineerig Conference, 25-26 Sep 2008, The University of Reading. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

In all biological processes, protein molecules and other small molecules interact to function and form transient macromolecular complexes. This interaction of two or more molecules can be described by a docking event. Docking is an important phase for structure-based drug design strategies, as it can be used as a method to simulate protein-ligand interactions. Various docking programs exist that allow automated docking, but most of them have limited visualization and user interaction. It would be advantageous if scientists could visualize the molecules participating in the docking process, manipulate their structures and manually dock them before submitting the new conformations to an automated docking process in an immersive environment, which can help stimulate the design/docking process. This also could greatly reduce docking time and resources. To achieve this, we propose a new virtual modelling/docking program, whereby the advantages of virtual modelling programs and the efficiency of the algorithms in existing docking programs will be merged.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:1080

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