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Virtual screening for oseltamivir-resistant a (H5N1) influenza neuraminidase from traditional Chinese medicine database: a combined molecular docking with molecular dynamics approach
Karthick V,
Published in Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
The neuraminidase (NA) of the influenza virus is the target of antiviral drug, oseltamivir. Recently, cases are reported that Influenza virus becoming resistant to oseltamivir, necessitating the development of new long-acting antiviral compounds. Most importantly, H274Y mutation in neuraminidase exhibits high levels of resistance to oseltamivir. In this report, a novel class of lead molecule with potential NA inhibitory activity was found from the traditional Chinese medicine database (TCMD) using virtual screening approach. Initially ADME properties of the lead compounds were analyzed with respect to the Lipinski rule of five. Subsequently, the data reduction was carried out by employing molecular docking study. Final validation was done by means of molecular dynamic simulations. The toxicity profiles for the screened compound were also analyzed. The result indicates that neoglucobrassicin (a compound derived from TCMD) become a promising lead compound and be effective in treating oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus strains. © 2013 Karthick and Ramanathan.
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