2020 Denovo tutorial 1 with PDBID 3VJK
In a previous tutorial, we conducted virtual screenings of molecules from a small library. This means that we were identifying previously made compounds that can potentially bind the receptor. In this De Novo design, fragments of molecules are used to generate novel compounds. This can be beneficial for discovering new lead compounds--however-- there are two major drawbacks. First, it can be computationally expensive to do De Novo design. The second drawback is that the compound that is generated from using a De Novo method may not be possible to synthesize.