ANTI-PARKINSON POTENTIAL OF PERSEA AMERICANA SEED EXTRACTS THROUGH IN-SILICO DOCKING STUDY

  • RACHAEL EVANGELINE Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • NIHAL AHMED Department of Life Sciences, Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of Persea americana extracts for their Anti-Parkinson application through an in-silico docking study.


Methods: PubChem and protein data bank databases were used to retrieve 3D structures. AutoDock4 was used to perform protein-ligand docking analysis. PyMOL was used to visualize the docking results.


Results: Among the 30 ligand, the highest affinity was demonstrated by Hesperidin with a free binding energy of −6.8 kcal/mol and formation of five hydrogen bonds. The second highest significance was demonstrated by Biphenyl 4-(4-diethylaminobenzylidenamino) with a free binding energy of −5.9 kcal/mol with the formation of 2 hydrogen bonds. Among the three sets of phytochemicals from different solvent extracts, water extract demonstrated the highest potential as Anti-Parkinson active.


Conclusion: P. americana extracts were analyzed for their Anti-Parkinson potential, and among the three extracts, the aqueous extract was predicted to have significant Anti-Parkinson potential, based on in silico docking analysis, due to the presence of active phytochemicals such as Hesperidin and others.

Keywords: Persea americana, Hesperidin, protein-ligand docking, AutoDock 4, PyMOL

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EVANGELINE, R., and N. AHMED. “ANTI-PARKINSON POTENTIAL OF PERSEA AMERICANA SEED EXTRACTS THROUGH IN-SILICO DOCKING STUDY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 13, no. 5, Mar. 2020, pp. 152-5, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2020.v13i5.37160.
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