Polypharmacological potential of natural compounds against prostate cancer explored using molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations

Priya Antony, Bincy Baby, Zahrah Al Homedi, Walaa Al Halabi, Amanat Ali, Ranjit Vijayan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer. Overexpression of several non-receptor tyrosine kinases (NRTKs) have been observed in prostate cancer. Three NRTKs - Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Src kinase - were considered in this study. Virtual screening of the InterBioScreen natural compounds library identified four compounds - STOCK1N 32236, STOCK1N 30449, STOCK1N 24193 and STOCK1N 23077 - that are structurally similar and possessed polypharmacological properties by interacting with all the three NRTKs in a similar manner by orienting one naphthalene group towards the hinge region and another towards the activation loop. Binding score and interactions of these natural compounds were better than currently available kinase inhibitors. 100 ns molecular dynamics simulation showed that these molecules bound stably in the active site. The screened natural molecules could be a framework for developing novel kinase inhibitors for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-199
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Bruton's tyrosine kinase
  • Focal adhesion kinase
  • Molecular docking
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Polypharmacology
  • Src kinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Computer Science Applications

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