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Detection of ligand-binding sites in protein structures is a crucial task in structural bioinformatics, and has applications in important areas like drug discovery. Given the knowledge of the site in a particular protein structure that binds to a specific ligand, we can search for similar sites in the other protein structures that the same ligand is likely to bind.
(Aung and Tong 2008) BSAlign: a rapid graph-based algorithm for detecting ligand-binding sites in protein structures. Genome Inform.