Molecular design

Glenn Rowe growe at mcs.dundee.ac.uk
Sat Sep 18 07:59:34 EST 1993

I'm looking for introductory/review articles describing the theory
and algorithms behind computer-aided molecular design packages.
The sort of thing I mean is the theory used to write a program
which can test two molecules (such as a protein and a DNA segment) to
find their best fit, and to see if this fit is good enough for a bond
of some sort. I'm not too bothered whether I actually get a running
program (though if any public domain packages exist for UNIX/Suns, I'd
be interested in giving them a try): what I'm really after are the
theory and algorithms behind them. Thanx.

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