MetLigDB: a web-based database for the identification of chemical groups to design metalloprotein inhibitors
International Union of Crystallography, 2011
Journal of Applied Crystallography
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 878–881, August 2011
How to Cite
Choi, H., Kang, H. and Park, H. (2011), MetLigDB: a web-based database for the identification of chemical groups to design metalloprotein inhibitors. J. Appl. Cryst., 44: 878–881. doi: 10.1107/S0021889811022503
- drug design
MetLigDB (http://silver.sejong.ac.kr/MetLigDB) is a publicly accessible web-based database through which the interactions between a variety of chelating groups and various central metal ions in the active site of metalloproteins can be explored in detail. Additional information can also be retrieved, including protein and inhibitor names, the amino acid residues coordinated to the central metal ion, and the binding affinity of the inhibitor for the target metalloprotein. Although many metalloproteins have been considered promising targets for drug discovery, it is difficult to discover new inhibitors because of the difficulty in designing a suitable chelating moiety to impair the catalytic activity of the central metal ion. Because both common and specific chelating groups can be identified for varying metal ions and the associated coordination environments, MetLigDB is expected to give users insight into designing new inhibitors of metalloproteins for drug discovery.