Geometry-based flexible and symmetric protein docking

Dina Schneidman-Duhovny, Yuval Inbar, Ruth Nussinov, Haim J. Wolfson*

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We present a set of geometric docking algorithms for rigid, flexible, and cyclic symmetry docking. The algorithms are highly efficient and have demonstrated very good performance in CAPRI Rounds 3-5. The flexible docking algorithm, FlexDock, is unique in its ability to handle any number of hinges in the flexible molecule, without degradation in run-time performance, as compared to rigid docking. The algorithm for reconstruction of cyclically symmetric complexes successfully assembles multimolecular complexes satisfying C n symmetry for any n in a matter of minutes on a desktop PC.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalProteins: Structure, Function and Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • FlexDock
  • Flexible docking
  • Patchdock
  • SymmDock
  • Symmetric docking
  • Unbound docking


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