Programming Libraries for Molecular Modeling
Zap TK produces Poisson-Boltzmann electrostatic potentials  and, from them, biologically interesting properties including solvent transfer energies, binding energies, pKa shifts, solvent forces, electrostatic descriptors, surface potentials and effective dielectric constants. Zap TK works well for small molecules, proteins and macromolecular ensembles . Unique to Zap TK is a dielectric function based on atom-centered Gaussians , which avoids the pitfalls of discrete dielectric constants.
In a study of LCK kinase inhibitors, Zap TK was used to analyse the ligands solvent-exposed portions, simultaneously optimizing solubility and binding affinity . In another study, Zap TK was used for high-throughput MM-PBSA calculations of relative binding free energies .
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