Exposing the molecular screening method of indonesian natural products derivate as drug candidates for cervical cancer

Usman Sumo Friend, Arli Aditya Parikesit, Mochammad Arfin Fardiansyah Nasution, Amalia Hapsari, Djati Kirani

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Abstract

The menace of cervical cancer has reached an alarming rate. There are more than 450.000 cases of cervical cancer yearly, with mortality rate of about 50%. This deadly cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), mainly subtypes 16 and 18. The pharmaceutical industry has produced drug for combating the virus, known as SAHA (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid). It inhibits class II HDAC Homo sapiens (HDACi). The utilization of SAHA has some side effects, one of which is bone loss. Thus, searching for viable alternatives aside SAHA is inevitable. The objective of this research is to investigate the molecular interaction of selected Indonesian natural products with class II HDAC Homo sapiens. LigX tool in MOE 2008.10 was used as an instrument to investigate the molecular interaction. Then, computer-aided drug discovery and development (CADDD) approach involving molecular docking and dynamics methods was utilized to screen the natural products library. In the end, we found that herbaric acid could act as a potential drug candidate for cervical cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
Pages (from-to)1115-1129
Number of pages15
JournalIranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • CADDD approach
  • Cervical cancer
  • HDAC
  • HDACi
  • Herbaric acid
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Indonesian natural products

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