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Protein-Protein Docking Problem.

I am looking for a solution to the following problem. Any insight will be greatly appreciated.

A membrane receptor (A) has an extracellular domain (AE), transmembrane domain (AT) and intracellular domain (AI).

A bacteria (B) binds to (AE) leading to dimerization of (A) at (AT) and subsequent downstream signaling through (AI).

(A) has no known natural ligands.

(A) has one known inhibitor (I) binding to (AE)

The structure of (AE) bound to (I) is available from PDB.

How do we identify which protein in (B) binds to (AE).

The obvious solution is to dock all proteins with known structures in (B) to all known pockets in AE. Any better solutions?

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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