Chauhan , Ritika (2014) In silico approach towards finding inhibitory effect of phytochemicals on trypanothione reductase in leishmania donovani. MTech thesis.
Problem statement: Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania sp. is second most dangerous tropical disease without any specified therapeutic system available. Trypanothione reductase plays a key role in survival of the protozoa which can be used as target for Structure based Drug designing. Phytochemicals provides a less toxic and accessible source of chemotherapeutic agents. The study deals with discovery of one such agent against the targeted protein for further Anti-leishmanial drug discovery. Method: An in-silico approach was executed in order topfind out theistructure of the targeted protein and prominent lead compound as it potential inhibitor. Result: The structure of Trypanothione reductase was obtained and validated. It was found to be a compatible model suited for further investigation. The docking studies performed provided Curcumin as the potential chemotherapeutic agent giving a high binding energy of -7.9 kcal/mol. The analogues of curcumin presented higher binding energy than base compound. Further ADME/T tests suggested two analogues to be prevalent for further study with binding energy of -11.0 kcal/mol and -8.8 kcal/mol.
|Item Type:||Thesis (MTech)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Leishmaniasis; Leishmania; Trypanothione reductase; Phytochemicals; Curcumin; in-silico; Docking; Chemotherapeutic; ADME/T.|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Biomedical Engineering|
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Hemanta Biswal|
|Deposited On:||11 Sep 2014 15:13|
|Last Modified:||11 Sep 2014 15:13|
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