Scoring Functions for AutoDock

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1273)


Automated docking allows rapid screening of protein–ligand interactions. A scoring function composed of a force field and linear weights can be used to compute a binding energy from a docked atom configuration. For different force fields or types of molecules, it may be necessary to train a custom scoring function. This chapter describes the data and methods one must consider in developing a custom scoring function for use with AutoDock.

Key words

AutoDock Automated docking Gibbs free energies of binding Protein–ligand complexes Scoring functions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Jude MedicalSaint PaulUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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