The selection of the most appropriate protein conformation is a crucial aspect in molecular docking experiments. In order to reduce the errors arising from the use of a single protein conformation, several authors suggest the use of several tridimensional structures for the target. However, the selection of the most appropriate protein conformations still remains a challenging goal. The protein 3D-structures selection is mainly performed based on pairwise root-meansquare-deviation (RMSD) values computation, followed by hierarchical clustering. Herein we report an alternative strategy, based on the computation of only two atom affinity map for each protein conformation, followed by multivariate analysis and hierarchical clustering. This methodology was applied on seven different kinases of pharmaceutical interest. The comparison with the classical RMSD-based strategywas based on cross-docking of co-crystallized ligands. In the case of epidermal growth factor receptor kinase, also the docking performance on 220 known ligands were evaluated, followed by 3D-QSAR studies. In all the cases, the herein proposed methodology outperformed the RMSD-based one.

Autogrid-based clusterization of kinases: selection of representative conformations for docking purposes

MARZARO, GIOVANNI;FERRARESE, ALESSANDRO;CHILIN, ADRIANA
2014

Abstract

The selection of the most appropriate protein conformation is a crucial aspect in molecular docking experiments. In order to reduce the errors arising from the use of a single protein conformation, several authors suggest the use of several tridimensional structures for the target. However, the selection of the most appropriate protein conformations still remains a challenging goal. The protein 3D-structures selection is mainly performed based on pairwise root-meansquare-deviation (RMSD) values computation, followed by hierarchical clustering. Herein we report an alternative strategy, based on the computation of only two atom affinity map for each protein conformation, followed by multivariate analysis and hierarchical clustering. This methodology was applied on seven different kinases of pharmaceutical interest. The comparison with the classical RMSD-based strategywas based on cross-docking of co-crystallized ligands. In the case of epidermal growth factor receptor kinase, also the docking performance on 220 known ligands were evaluated, followed by 3D-QSAR studies. In all the cases, the herein proposed methodology outperformed the RMSD-based one.
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