Abstract

GEMDOCK is a protein-ligand docking software that makes use of an elegant biologically inspired computational methodology based on the differential evolution algorithm. As any docking program, GEMDOCK has two major features to predict the binding of a small-molecule ligand to the binding site of a protein target: the search algorithm and the scoring function to evaluate the generated poses. The GEMDOCK scoring function uses a piecewise potential energy function integrated into the differential evolutionary algorithm. GEMDOCK has been applied to a wide range of protein systems with docking accuracy similar to other docking programs such as Molegro Virtual Docker, AutoDock4, and AutoDock Vina. In this chapter, we explain how to carry out protein-ligand docking simulations with GEMDOCK. We focus this tutorial on the protein target cyclin-dependent kinase 2.

Authors

Bitencourt-Ferreira, Gabriela;  de Azevedo, Walter Filgueira, Jr.

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