Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009 Jan 5;378(2):157-61. Epub 2008 Nov 5.
School of Life Science and Bio-pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, P.O. Box 17, 103 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province 110016, PR China.
To understand the principles underlying protein folding, many molecular modeling methods are being developed for predicting functional positions. In this work, fully flexible dinucleotides d(pApA), d(pApC), d(pApG), d(pApT), d(pCpA), d(pCpC), d(pCpG), d(pCpT), d(pGpA), d(pGpC), d(pGpG), d(pGpT), d(pTpA), d(pTpC), d(pTpG), and d(pTpT) were first docked onto the surface of scorpion polypeptide toxins (LqhIT2, PDB ID:2I61) and homology modeled ANEPIII. Automated docking was able to identify sites on scorpion polypeptide toxins where favorable nucleotide interactions can occur, and those sites were in agreement with the mutation data of this protein published recently [I. Read More