Department of Chemistry
In silico screening of quadruplex-binding ligands
Recent advances in computational processing power and molecular docking algorithms have facilitated the development of computer-aided methods for the rapid and efficient discovery of G-quadruplex-interacting molecules. In this article, we provide an introductory framework for the methodology of . in silico screening for the identification of novel DNA G-quadruplex ligands from chemical libraries. We discuss aspects of model construction, database selection and molecular docking techniques, and highlight representative examples from this field. Finally, we offer a perspective on the potential application of . in silico techniques for the discovery of RNA G-quadruplex-binding ligands in the future. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
G-quadruplex, High-throughput, In silico, Ligands, Molecular docking, Virtual screening
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Ma, Dik-Lung, Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Daniel Shiu-Hin Chan, Ka-Ho Leung, Hai-Jing Zhong, and Chung-Hang Leung. "In silico screening of quadruplex-binding ligands." Methods 57.1 (2012): 106-114.