We report here an all-atom energy based Monte Carlo docking procedure tested on a dataset of 226 proteinligand complexes. Average root mean square deviation (RMSD) from crystal conformation was observed to be ∼ 0.53 Å. The correlation coefficient (r2) for the predicted binding free energies calculated using the docked structures against experimental binding affinities was 0.72. The docking protocol is web-enabled as a free software at www.scfbioiitd. res.in/dock.
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