Re: CCL:MD after Autodock



 sa.cosco(at)virgilio.it wrote:
 
 Dear CCL
 I performed a partial flexible docking analysis of some ligands, using Autodock,
 on a receptor modelled by means of homology building .The complexes obtained
 were geometrically optimized and energetically minimized. Is it really necessary
 to perform a MD simulation after the docking and the minimization? Any
 suggestion
 will be appreciated
 
 From doing the MD simulations you can learn several things:
 - flexibility in a certain binding mode, i.e. how much can the ligand move
 - stability of the protein in presence of the ligand, which can be especially
   interesting in case of a homology model
 - a 'second opinion' on the binding mode found by AutoDock by another program,
   i.c. the MD package and associated forcefield.
 Having said that, no, it is not really necessary... But I'd strongly advise for
 it ;-)
 --
 Groetjes,
 Anton
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