Motivation: Water molecules in protein binding sites play essential roles in biological processes. The popular 3D-RISM prediction method can calculate the solvent density distribution within minutes, but is difficult to convert it into explicit water molecules. Results: We present GAsol, a tool that is capable of finding the network of water molecules that best fits a particular 3D-RISM density distribution in a fast and accurate manner and that outperforms other available tools by finding the globally optimal solution thanks to its genetic algorithm. Availability: https://github.com/accsc/GAsol. BSD 3-clauses license.
- protein-water interactions
- drug discovery
- computational chemistry
- molecular docking
- molecular integral equation theory