By Jean-Pierre Doucet, Jacques Weber
The computer-aided layout of novel molecular structures has unquestionably reached the degree of a mature self-discipline supplying a wide diversity of instruments on hand to nearly any chemist. although, there are few books coveringmost of those options in one quantity and utilizing a language which can typically be understood by means of scholars or chemists with a constrained wisdom of theoretical chemistry. the aim of this booklet is strictly to study, in one of these language, either methodological facets and significant purposes of computer-aided molecular layout (CAMD), with a distinct emphasis on drug layout and protein modeling.Using a variety of examples starting from molecular versions to shapes, surfaces, and volumes, Computer-Aided Molecular layout presents assurance of the position molecular snap shots play in CAMD. The textual content additionally treats the very thought of the constitution of molecular structures through providing either some of the experimental recommendations giving entry to it and the most typical version developers in accordance with strength fields. Separate chapters are dedicated to different very important subject matters in CAMD, reminiscent of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations; commonest quantum chemical equipment; derivation and visualization of molecular homes; and molecular similarity. eventually, thoughts utilized in protein modeling and drug layout, akin to receptor mapping and the pharmacophore procedure, are awarded and illustrated through numerous examples.The ebook is addressed to scholars and researchers who desire to input this new interesting box of molecular sciences, but additionally practitioners in CAMD as a complete resource of clean details of their field.Key positive factors* offers a finished creation tocomputer-aided molecular layout* Describes purposes of CAMD by using various examples* Emphasizes recommendations utilized in protein modeling and drug layout* contains separate chapters dedicated to different very important themes in CAMD, such as:* Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations* universal quantum chemical equipment* Derivation and visualization of molecular houses* Molecular similarity"
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Kansy and G. Pfaff Computer Graphics Programming. GKS The Graphics Standard, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984. 13. DEC GKS User Manual, Digital Equipment Corporation, April 1989. 14. DEC PHIGS, Digital Equipment Corporation, August 1990. 5 Shading Gouraud and Phong smooth shading of polyhedra Transparency Ray tracing Shadows and special effects Computer generated representation of 3D objects (here molecular features} basically involves a series of operations not so different to those needed when taking a photograph of a scene in the real world.
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