Theory of molecular recognition and structural fluctuation of biomolecules

Fumio Hirata, Norio Yoshida, Bongsoo Kim

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In this chapter, we present a theoretical treatment on the molecular recognition, one of elementary processes of life phenomena, based on the 3D-RISM/RISM theory. The theory has been applied successfully to a variety of molecular recognition processes. It has proved its ability to discriminate molecules having different charges and structures, which is an essential requirement for the in silico drug design. The structural fluctuation plays a crucial role in the process where a protein expresses its function. A new theory to characterize the structural fluctuation of protein around its native state, which combines the 3D-RISM/RISM theory with the generalized Langevin theory, is also presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Science of Fluctuations Toward Biological Functions
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9784431558408
ISBN (Print)9784431558385
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine


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