Background: Nowadays molecular modeling is widely used in different areas of scientific
research. Especially in medical and pharmaceutical research molecular modeling allows saving time
and money in conception of new drugs by comprehension of interaction between disease's enzymes
and inhibitors for probable formation of stable complex. Cinnamon as famous plant and culinary spice
is highly recommended in treatment of type 2 diabetes by many researchers.
Methods: By molecular modeling and molecular docking, interactions between type 2 diabetes enzyme
(DPP-4) and characteristically molecules of cinnamon are studied.
Results: Molecules from different parts of cinnamon interact differently with diabetes type 2 enzyme
(DPP-4) and confirm primary studies concerning cinnamon anti-diabetic effect.
Conclusion: Buds and flowers molecules of cinnamon inhibit DPP-4 enzyme better than barks commonly
used as spices and traditional medicines.