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Accurate prediction of enzyme-inhibitor binding energy has the capacity to speed drug design and chemical genomics efforts by helping to narrow the focus of experiments. Here a non-redundant set of three hundred high-resolution crystallographic enzyme-inhibitor structures was compiled for analysis, complexes with known binding energies (ΔG) based on the availability of experimentally determined inhibition constants (ki). Additionally, a separate set of over 1400 diverse high-resolution macromolecular crystal structures was collected for the purpose of creating an all-atom knowledge-based statistical potential, via application of the Delaunay tessellation computational geometry technique. Next, two hundred of the enzyme-inhibitor complexes were randomly selected to develop a model for predicting binding energy, first by tessellating structures of the complexes as well as the enzymes without their bound inhibitors, then by using the statistical potential to calculate a topological score for each structure tessellation. We derived as a predictor of binding energy an empirical linear function of the difference between topological scores for a complex and its isolated enzyme. A correlation coefficient (r) of 0.79 was obtained for the experimental and calculated ΔG values, with a standard error of 2.34 kcal/mol. Lastly, the model was evaluated with the held-out set of one hundred complexes, for which structure tessellations were performed in order to calculate topological score differences, and binding energy predictions were generated from the derived linear function. Calculated binding energies for the test data also compared well with their experimental counterparts, displaying a correlation coefficient of r= 0.77 with a standard error of 2.50 kcal/mol.


Majid Masso. A multibody atomic statistical potential for the prediction of enzyme-inhibitor binding energy. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference. 2012;2012:5526-9

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