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In silico discovery of potential uridine-cytidine kinase 2 inhibitors form the rhizome of Alpina mutica


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Malami, Ibrahim and Abdul, Ahmad Bustamam and Abdullah, Rasedee and Kassim, Nur Kartinee and Waziri, Peter M. and Etti, Imaobong Christopher (2016) In silico discovery of potential uridine-cytidine kinase 2 inhibitors form the rhizome of Alpina mutica. Molecules, 21 (4). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1420-3049

Abstract

Uridine-cytidine kinase 2 is implicated in uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells and it is a hallmark of cancer, therefore, there is need for effective inhibitors of this key enzyme. In this study, we employed the used of in silico studies to find effective UCK2 inhibitors of natural origin using bioinformatics tools. An in vitro kinase assay was established by measuring the amount of ADP production in the presence of ATP and 5-fluorouridine as a substrate. Molecular docking studies revealed an interesting ligand interaction with the UCK2 protein for both flavokawain B and alpinetin. Both compounds were found to reduce ADP production, possibly by inhibiting UCK2 activity in vitro. In conclusion, we have identified flavokawain B and alpinetin as potential natural UCK2 inhibitors as determined by their interactions with UCK2 protein using in silico molecular docking studies. This can provide information to identify lead candidates for further drug design and development.


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Item Type: Article
Subject: UCK2; In silico; Flavokawain B; Alpinetin; Alpinia mutica; Nucleoside analogues; Amino acid active site residues
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules21040417
Publisher: M D P I AG
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 02:56
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 02:56
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.3390/molecules21040417
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54529
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