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[Tutorial] Installing Pyrx on Windows.

Dr. Muniba Faiza

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[Tutorial] Installing Pyrx on Windows.

Pyrx [1] is another virtual screening software that also offers to perform docking using Autodock Vina. In this article, we will install Pyrx on Windows.

Downloading Pyrx

Download the binary file from here. An executable file namely, ‘PyRx-0.8-Setup.exe’ will be downloaded.

Installing Pyrx

  • Double-click on the executable or right-click à ‘Run as administrator’.
  • It will ask for the location to install the software. Choose appropriately.
  • Click ‘Next’. Let the installation finish. It will take a few minutes.
  • Click ‘Finish’.

References

  1. https://pyrx.sourceforge.io/home

Further Reading

How to perform virtual screening using Pyrx?

Installing Pyrx on Ubuntu

How to perform site-specific docking using Pyrx?

 

Dr. Muniba is a Bioinformatician based in New Delhi, India. She has completed her PhD in Bioinformatics from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. She has cutting edge knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and drug designing. When she is not reading she is found enjoying with the family. Know more about Muniba

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How to install Autodock4 on Ubuntu?

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How to install Autodock4 on Ubuntu?

Autodock suite is used for docking small molecules [1]. Recently, Autodock-GPU [2] is developed to accelerate the docking process. Its installation is described in this article. In this tutorial, we will install Autodock 4.2.6 on Ubuntu.

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What values are considered as good or bad in computational docking?

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After performing computational docking, a question that comes to mind most is “what docking score is considered good or bad”. In this article, we will discuss this in detail. (more…)

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How to sort binding affinities based on a cutoff using vs_analysis.py script?

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How to sort binding affinities based on a cutoff using vs_analysis.py script?

Previously, we have provided a Python script (vs_analysis.py) to analyze the virtual screening (VS) results of Autodock Vina. Now, we have updated this script to sort binding affinities based on user inputted cutoff value. (more…)

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Virtual Screening using Autodock Vina: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for Starters

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Virtual Screening using Autodock Vina: Virtual Screening: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for Starters

Virtual Screening (VS) is one of the important techniques in bioinformatics. It can be easily performed using Autodock Vina. We have provided detailed articles on this topic. In this article, we are trying to answer some FAQs for beginners. (more…)

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[Tutorial] How to perform docking of zinc metalloproteins using Autodock Vina?

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[Tutorial] How to perform docking of zinc metalloproteins using Autodock Vina?

Proteins containing zinc atoms are docked in a different way than that of the normal simple proteins. Zinc atoms must be considered by a force field during the docking process. In this article, we are going to dock zinc metalloprotein with a ligand using Autodock Vina [1]. (more…)

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How to generate config file for docking using Autodock Tools?

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How to generate config file for docking using Autodock Tools?

A configuration file is one of the required files for docking using Autodock Vina. In this article, we are going to generate a config file using Autodock Tools GUI [1]. (more…)

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How to install Autodock on Ubuntu (Linux) with CUDA GPU support?

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How to install Autodock on Ubuntu (Linux) with CUDA GPU support?

Autodock [1] is most widely used for docking. To accelerate the docking process, especially, during virtual screening, Autodock-GPU [2] provides great help. In this article, we are going to install Autodock-GPU on Ubuntu. (more…)

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Autodock Vina: Uses & Applications

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Autodock Vina: Uses & Applications

Autodock Vina [1] is one of the most widely used bioinformatics software for computational docking. For beginners and those who are new to the field of bioinformatics, such software may appear confusing without having an initial idea of what this software actually used for. In this article, we have discussed some of the primary uses and applications of Autodock Vina software. (more…)

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How to perform virtual screening using Pyrx?

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How to perform virtual screening using Pyrx?

Pyrx is a bioinformatics tool to perform virtual screening [1]. We previously provided an article on performing simple protein-ligand site-specific docking using Pyrx. In this article, we are going to perform virtual screening using Pyrx. (more…)

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How to perform metal ion-protein docking using idock?

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How to perform metal ion-protein docking using idock?

Previously, we provided a tutorial on the installation of idock on Ubuntu (Linux). In this article, we are going to demonstrate the docking of a metal ion (such as Zn, Mg, Fe, etc.,) with a protein using idock. (more…)

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How to install idock on Ubuntu?

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How to install idock on Ubuntu?

idock [1] is a multithreaded software based on Autodock Vina. It is a virtual screening tool for flexible ligand docking. It also supports 27 different chemical elements including zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, etc. In this article, we are going to install idock on Ubuntu. (more…)

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How to analyze HADDOCK results using Pymol script generated from PRODIGY?

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How to analyze HADDOCK results using Pymol script generated from PRODIGY?

In one of our previously published articles, we demonstrated protein-protein docking using HADDOCK2.4 [1]. In this article, we are going to demonstrate the HADDOCK results analysis using a Pymol script generated from the PRODIGY server [2]. (more…)

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Installing PatchDock on Ubuntu (Linux)

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Installing PatchDock on Ubuntu (Linux)

PatchDock is a docking algorithm that is based on the shape complementarity principle [1,2]. It performs molecular docking of any two types of molecules including proteins, DNA, drugs, and peptides. In this article, we are going to install PatchDock on Ubuntu (Linux). (more…)

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Protein-protein docking using HADDOCK2.4 web server

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Protein-protein docking using HADDOCK2.4 web server

HADDOCK2.4 web server (https://bianca.science.uu.nl/haddock2.4/) [1] is used for protein-protein docking and their modeling. Not only proteins, but it can also process peptides, small molecules, and nucleic acids. In this article, we are going to perform protein-protein docking. (more…)

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How to perform site-specific docking using Pyrx?

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How to perform site-specific docking using Pyrx?

Pyrx [1] is a virtual screening software that allows the docking of multiple ligands with a target protein. Previously, we provided an article on the installation of Pyrx in Ubuntu. In this article, we are going to perform protein-ligand docking using Pyrx. (more…)

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How to install sdsorter on Ubuntu (Linux)?

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How to install sdsorter on Ubuntu (Linux)?

sdsorter is a tool that helps in the easy manipulation of SDF files. It takes a single file as input and also provides a single output file. In this article, we are going to install sdsorter on Ubuntu (Linux). (more…)

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Video Tutorial: How to use vs_analysis Python script for virtual screening result analysis of Autodock Vina?

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How to use vs_analysis python script for virtual screening result analysis of Autodock Vina

This is a demonstration video of our previously mentioned Python script (vs_analysis.py) for virtual screening results analysis of Autodock Vina. (more…)

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Basic Methodology to Predict Antigen-Antibody Interactions in silico

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antigen-antibody interaction prediction

Antigen-antibody interactions play an important role in protecting our body from foreign molecules. This is applied in vaccine development against a disease. In this article, we are going to mention a simple methodology used in studying/ identifying interactions between antigen-antibody complex. (more…)

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What is Virtual Screening in Bioinformatics?

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What is virtual screening in bioinformatics?

If you are a beginner in the field of bioinformatics, you must have heard of the term “virtual screening” (VS). In this article, we will discuss the basic meaning of VS and its significance in bioinformatics. (more…)

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Blind Docking vs Site-specific Docking

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Blind docking vs site-specific docking

We have provided several tutorials on docking including both types: blind docking & site-specific docking using Autodock Vina. In this article, we are going to compare both methods of docking. (more…)

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