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Molecular visualization in the rational drug design process
Matthias Keil1,Richard J Marhofer1,Andreas Rohwer1,Paul M Selzer1,Jurgen Brickmann1,Oliver Korb1,Thomas E Exner1
Tripos International, 1699 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63144-2319, USA
DOI: 10.2741/3398 Volume 14 Issue 7, pp.2559-2583
Published: 01 January 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atomistic simulations in biosciences: models and methods)

The visualization of molecular scenarios on an atomic level can help to interpret experimental and theoretical findings. This is demonstrated in this review article with the specific field of drug design. State-of-the-art visualization techniques are described and applied to the different stages of the rational design process. Numerous examples from the literature, in which visualization was used as a major tool in the data analysis and interpretation, are provided to show that images are not only useful for drawing the attention of the reader to a specific paper in a scientific journal.

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Matthias Keil, Richard J Marhofer, Andreas Rohwer, Paul M Selzer, Jurgen Brickmann, Oliver Korb, Thomas E Exner. Molecular visualization in the rational drug design process. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2009. 14(7); 2559-2583.