Protein kinases are key regulators of cell function that constitute one of the largest and most functionally diverse gene families, and knowledge of their three-dimensional structure could be of great help in the rational design of specific ligands. However, only about one quarter of
human protein kinase structures has been experimentally defined; thus, kinase homology modeling techniques have been widely diffused. In this review, the most recent kinase homology models are reported, together with the most recent approaches and the main validation methods.
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