Computational Outlook of Marine Compounds as Anti-Cancer Representatives Targeting BCL-2 and Survivin

Author(s): Eram Shakeel, Rajnish Kumar, Neha Sharma, Salman Akhtar, Mohd. Kalim Ahmad Khan, Mohtashim Lohani, Mohd. Haris Siddiqui*.

Journal Name: Current Computer-Aided Drug Design

Volume 15 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Introduction: The regulation of apoptosis via compounds originated from marine organisms signifies a new wave in the field of drug discovery. Marine organisms produce potent compounds as they hold the phenomenal diversity in chemical structures. The main focus of drug development is anticancer therapy.

Methods: Expertise on manifold activities of compounds helps in the discovery of their derivatives for preclinical and clinical experiment that promotes improved activity of compounds for cancer patients.

Results: These marine derived compounds stimulate apoptosis in cancer cells by targeting Bcl-2 and Survivin, highlighting the fact that instantaneous targeting of these proteins by novel derivatives results in efficacious and selective killing of cancer cells.

Conclusion: Our study reports the identification of Aplysin and Haterumaimide J as Bcl-2 inhibitors and Cortistatin A as an inhibitor of survivin protein, from a sequential virtual screening approach.

Keywords: Marine, Aplysin, Haterumaimide J, Cortistatin A, Bcl-2, surviving and molecular docking.

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