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FtsA as a cidal target forStaphylococcus aureus: Molecular docking and dynamics studies
Ragunathan A, Malathi K, ,
Published in Wiley
Volume: 120
Issue: 5
Pages: 7751 - 7758
Staphylococcus aureus infection is a healthcare problem to mankind for a considerable period of time. Once when it enters the bloodstream of an individual, it may potentially result in life-threatening conditions. The resistance of S. aureus to various drugs such as penicillin, methicillin, gentamicin, erythromycin, and tetracycline have been well documented. Presently vancomycin is the drug of choice for methicillin resistant S. aureus. Scientists believe that S. aureus would completely develop resistance to vancomycin as well. Therefore there is a commensurate need to develop a drug to replace vancomycin. In the current study, we have focussed on FtsA, an important and vital cell division protein, which is found only in S. aureus and in other prokaryotic cells. We have carried out virtual screening process for FtsA against ZINC database, the best hit molecules obtained from the preliminary docking studies were subjected to SYBYL X 2.0 docking. The molecules ZINC74432848, ZINC37769607, and ZINC96896268 displayed the highest C-score value of 4.89, 4.49, and 4.22, respectively. The top ranked molecule ZINC74432848 was observed to form 4 hydrogen bonds with FtsA. The simulation study reveals the greater stability of the FtsA-ZINC74432848 complex. If the in vitro and in vivo study turns out affirmative, then ZINC74432848 could be developed as a potent drug for FtsA. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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JournalData powered by TypesetJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
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