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Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
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ISSN Imprimer: 1045-4403
ISSN En ligne: 2162-6502

Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevEukaryotGeneExpr.2019025602
pages 287-294

Molecular Docking Studies of Potential Inhibition of the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Enzyme by Phyllanthin, Hypophyllanthin and Gallic Acid

Subramanian Suganya
Sri Sakthi Amma Institute of Biomedical Research, Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre
Lynn Schneider
Sri Sakthi Amma Institute of Biomedical Research, Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre
Balaji Nandagopal
Sri Sakthi Amma Institute of Biomedical Research, Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre


A review of literature shows certain phytochemicals, phyllanthin, hypophyllanthin and gallic acid have beneficial effects in experimental animals for improving liver metabolism in alcoholic liver disease. We investigated the ability of these chemicals to exhibit the inhibitory effect on the enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase active site. The software used were CASTp, AutoDock and Molinspiration in Windows platform. We observed the phytochemicals, phyllanthin (−2.37 kcal/mol), hypophyllanthin (−3.23 kcal/mol) and gallic acid (−5.85 kcal/mol) in the order of increasing binding efficiency, which was as good as 4-methyl pyrazole (−4.18 kcal/mol).


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