Recent improvements in flexible docking technology may lead
to a bigger role for computational methods in lead discovery.
Although fast and accurate computational prediction of binding
affinities for an arbitrary molecule is still beyond the limits of
current methods, the docking and screening procedures can
select small sets of likely lead candidates from large libraries of
either commercially or synthetically available compounds.
*Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute,
10550 North Torrey Pines, TCP-28, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA;
Molsoft, 3366 Torrey Pines Court, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
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