Figure 1.

Schematic view of the thermodynamic cycle used to in the derivation of the binding affinity. The cycle calculates the receptor (R), ligand (L), and complex (C) in vacuum and then transfers them to solvent to find the solvation free energy.

Mazanetz et al. Journal of Cheminformatics 2011 3:2   doi:10.1186/1758-2946-3-2
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