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Rapid and Accurate Prediction and Scoring of Water Molecules in Protein Binding Sites

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Two examples from the data set used to validate the WaterDock method.

Yellow spheres: predicted water sites, red spheres: water molecules observed in at least two experimental structures, blue spheres: water molecules observed in only one experimental structure. HIV-1 protease bound to the inhibitor KNI-272 (A). All 9 consensus water molecules and all 6 non-consensus water molecules are correctly identified. One non-consensus water molecule is in between two predictions, resulting in a false positive. This water molecule was resolved only in 3FX5 with a temperature factor of 42 Å2, so the over-prediction may be due to the uncertainty in the water molecule's position. GluR2 ligand binding core bound to AMPA (B). All water molecules within the binding site are correctly predicted.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032036.g002