An Idea for Visualizing Receptor/Ligand X-Ray Structures

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As an organic chemist, I have always had difficulty relating the 3D PDB/X-ray structures of receptor/ligand complexes to the 2D chemical drawing chemist build their “chemical insight” off of. In the figure above, I present an idea to bridge the gap by presenting sets of receptor residues as “surfaces” interacting with the two types of 2D representations chemists use to think about chemistry.

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Jin, L.; Martynowski, D.; Zheng, S.; Wada, T.; Xie, W.; Li, Y.; Mol. Endocrinol. 2010, 24, 923-929
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