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       autodock - docking of chemical ligands to protein receptors


       autodock4 [options]


       AutoDock perfoms the automated docking of chemical compounds to proteins, i.e. it predicts
       how small molecules, such as substrates or drug candidates, bind to a receptor of known 3D

       The  AutoDockSuite consists of two main programs of which AutoDock performs the docking of
       the ligand to a set of grids describing the target  protein  and  AutoGrid  pre-calculates
       these grids.


       -p     parameter_filename

       -l     log_filename

       -o     Use old PDBQ format, charge q in columns 55-61

       -k     Keep original residue numbers

       -i     Ignore header-checking

       -t     Parse the PDBQ file to check torsions, then stop.

       -c <   command_file Command mode, by file

       -c |   control_program Command mode, by control_program


       On  Debian,  the  directory /usr/share/doc/autodock offers examples to run. Change to that
       directory and unpack (as root) the gzipped map  files,  then  execute  AutoDock  as  shown
       gunzip *.map.gz
       autodock4 -p 1pgp.dpf -l /tmp/1pgp.dlg

       The interpretation of results is aided by the AutoDockTools suite. Please also inspect the
       tutorials offered online.


       autogrid(1), runAdt(1).


       This software is made available under the terms of the GNU Public  License  version  2  or
       later.  This  implies  that  this  software  may  be  redistributed  if the source is made
       available. It would however help the  future  development  of  the  AutoDockSuite  if  you
       register yourself at


       The most prominent author of the version 4 of autodock is G. Morris <>.
       See the AUTHORS file in /usr/share/doc/autodock for details.

       This manual page was written by  Steffen  Moeller  <>,  for  the  Debian
       project (but may be used by others and is hopefully adopted by the upstream developers).

                                          Juli 23, 2007                               AUTODOCK(1)