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|Title: ||Selective flexibility of side-chain residues improves VEGFR-2 docking score using AutoDock Vina.|
|Authors: ||Abreu, Rui M.V.|
Froufe, Hugo J.C.
Queiroz, Maria João R.P.
Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
|Keywords: ||aa residue flexibility|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Citation: ||Abreu, Rui M.V.; Froufe, Hugo J.C.; Queiroz, Maria João R.P.; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R. (2012) - Selective flexibility of side-chain residues improves VEGFR-2 docking score using AutoDock Vina. Chemical Biology & Drug Design. ISSN 1747-0277. 79:4, p. 530-534|
|Abstract: ||Selective side-chain residue flexibility is an option available on AutoDock Vina
docking software. This approach is promising as it attempts to provide a more realistic
ligand-protein interaction environment, without an unmanageable increase in computer
processing time. However, studies validating this approach are still scarce. VEGFR-2
(vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2), a known protein target for antiangiogenic
agents, was used in this study. Four residues present in the VEGFR-2 kinase
site were selected and made flexible: Lys866, Glu885, Cys917 and Asp1044. The
docking scores for all possible combinations of flexible residues were compared to the
docking scores using a rigid conformation. The best overall docking scores were
obtained using the Glu883 flexible conformation, with pearson and spearman rank
correlation values of 0.568 and 0.543, respectively, and a 51% increase in computer
processing time. Using different VEGFR-2 X-ray structures a similar trend was
observed with Glu885 flexible conformation presenting the best scores. This study
demonstrates that careful use of selective side-chain residue flexibility can improve
AutoDock Vina docking score accuracy, without a significant increase in computer
processing time. This methodology proved to be a valuable tool in drug design when
using VEGFR-2 but will also probably be useful if applied to other protein targets.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Appears in Collections:||BB - Artigos em Revistas Indexados ao ISI|
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