American Journal of Modeling and Optimization. 2014, 2(4), 84-102DOI:
Abstract: Protonation states are sometimes crucial for free energy calculations to predict binding ability of molecules to receptors, a main subject for drug design. This mini-review seeks to identify the importance of knowing the influence of pH in such studies to better achieve correct predictions for drug candidates. Protonation states, for both proteins and drugs, need to be considered in docking studies although they have been usually neglected.