Targeting Small Molecule Tyrosine Kinases by Polyphenols: New Move Towards Anti-tumor Drug Discovery

Author(s): Nikhil S. Sakle, Shweta A. More, Sachin A. Dhawale, Santosh N. Mokale*

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

Volume 17 , Issue 5 , 2020

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Background: Cancer is a complex disease involving genetic and epigenetic alteration that allows cells to escape normal homeostasis. Kinases play a crucial role in signaling pathways that regulate cell functions. Deregulation of kinases leads to a variety of pathological changes, activating cancer cell proliferation and metastases. The molecular mechanism of cancer is complex and the dysregulation of tyrosine kinases like Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK), Bcr-Abl (Fusion gene found in patient with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), JAK (Janus Activated Kinase), Src Family Kinases (SFKs), ALK (Anaplastic lymphoma Kinase), c-MET (Mesenchymal- Epithelial Transition), EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor receptor), PDGFR (Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor), RET (Rearranged during Transfection) and VEGFR (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor) plays major role in the process of carcinogenesis. Recently, kinase inhibitors have overcome many problems of traditional cancer chemotherapy as they effectively separate out normal, non-cancer cells as well as rapidly multiplying cancer cells.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched to explore the small molecule tyrosine kinases by polyphenols with the help of docking study (Glide-7.6 program interfaced with Maestro-v11.3 of Schrödinger 2017) to show the binding energies of polyphenols inhibitor with different tyrosine kinases in order to differentiate between the targets.

Results: From the literature survey, it was observed that the number of polyphenols derived from natural sources alters the expression and signaling cascade of tyrosine kinase in various tumor models. Therefore, the development of polyphenols as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor against targeted proteins is regarded as an upcoming trend for chemoprevention.

Conclusion: In this review, we have discussed the role of polyphenols as chemoreceptive which will help in future for the development and discovery of novel semisynthetic anticancer agents coupled with polyphenols.

Keywords: Tyrosine kinase, polyphenols, docking analysis, anti-tumor, drug discovery, inhibitor.

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Year: 2020
Page: [585 - 615]
Pages: 31
DOI: 10.2174/1570163816666190808120843
Price: $65

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