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Molecular recognition is a reaction between two or more molecules through complementary non-covalent bonding, for example, via hydrogen bonding; metal coordination; Vander Waals forces; and π−π, hydrophobic, or electrostatic interactions.
Molecular recognition plays an important role in biology and mediates interactions between receptors and ligands, antigens and antibodies, nucleic acids and proteins, proteins and proteins, enzymes and substrates, and nucleic acids with each other. A number of artificial systems have also been synthesized that depend on molecular recognition, for example, peptide nucleic acid and other antisense oligonucleotides.
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal, Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, Gene Therapy and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Human Molecular Genetics, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology