Molecular Docking Studies of E-Bola Virus Protein VP30

Authors(2) :-Uzma Paveen A. Shaikh, Yogesh N. Joshi

The Ebola virus (EBOV) genome encodes for several proteins that are necessary and sufficient for replication and transcription of the viral RNAs; NP, VP30, VP35, and L. VP30.VP30 binds to the RNA at the first gene start signal to initiate transcription. VP30 protein has playing important role in Ebola virus transcription and transcription reinitiation hence VP30 protein was targeted for the inhibition of Ebola virus. After target identification, Framycetin drug was taken from DrugBank database which is new lead and its derivatives were designed by bioinformatics virtual screening. Further, drug lead molecules were evaluated for their drug likeness using “Lipinski rule of five” and pharmacokinetic/ADMET properties. In molecular docking studies framycetin derivative shows the better binding energy with the target protein. This in silico approach can be appropriate to develop new drug lead molecules against Vp30 proteins Ebola virus infection.

Authors and Affiliations

Uzma Paveen A. Shaikh
Department of PG Studies and Research in Bioinformatics, Walchand Centre for Biotechnology, Walchand College of Arts & Science, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Yogesh N. Joshi
Department of PG Studies and Research in Bioinformatics, Walchand Centre for Biotechnology, Walchand College of Arts & Science, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Keywords: Ebola virus, VP30, framycetin, virtual screening, Molecular docking.

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-03-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 93-98
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162121
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Uzma Paveen A. Shaikh, Yogesh N. Joshi, " Molecular Docking Studies of E-Bola Virus Protein VP30", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.93-98, January-February-2016.
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