Pratima Bajpai* & Harish Dhingra
Faculty of Mody Institute Of Technology & Science, FASC, Lakshmangarh (332311) Rajasthan, INDIA.
Received 13th May, 2010; Revised 8th August, 2010
Abstract : Homology modelling is an important computational technique, within structural biology, to determine the 3D structure of proteins. It uses available high-resolution protein structures to produce a model of a protein of similar, but unknown, structure. We describe the essential steps in the process, and discuss the circumstances in which homology modelling is likely to lead to a useful result. Homology modelling plays a valuable role in drug design, and we illustrate this by one example, anti-SARS inhibitors.