Jupudi Vasantha Madhuri LNS Prakash Goteti


Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the major cause of death among people across the globe.  Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major contributing factors for CVD. Molecules that bind with Lanosterol synthase enzyme, can be potential drug targets.  Statin group of compounds like Simvastatin, cerivastatin, Atorvastatin etc., used for treating hypercholesterolemia have side effects and hence there is a growing demand for plant derived flavonoids.  This work focusses on studying the compounds quercetin-3-O-(2??,6??-di-O-?-l-rhamnopyranosyl)-?-d-glucopyranoside, kaempferol-3-O-(2??,6??-di-O-?-l-rhamnopyranosyl)-?-d-glucopyranoside, rutin; quercetin-3-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (Iso quercetin); and kaempferol-3-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (Astragalin) present in Chenopodium album Linn to inhibit Lanosterol synthase.   Bioactivity score, drug likeness character was assessed in silico.  Based on bioactivity spectrum, it is observed that the molecules are biologically active and the probability of these compounds to be biologically active is ranging from 0.784 to 0.992, suggesting that these compounds are effective for treating hypercholesterolemia.   In the molecular docking studies, the compounds binding affinity score was in agreement that the molecules have the potential to be used as an alternative to the statin group of compounds in treating cholesterol.


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Bioactivity, Chenopodium album, Hypercholesterolemia, Lanosterol synthase enzyme, Molecular docking

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Madhuri, J. V. ., & Goteti, L. P. . (2021). Molecular docking studies of Chenopodium album Linn with Lanosterol synthase enzyme. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 13(2), 491 - 495. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v13i2.2618
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