In the present study, the ameliorative effect of a bischalcone (2E,5E)-2,5-bis(3-methoxy-4-hydroxy- benzylidene) cyclopentanone (CA), a curcumin analog was studied on Drosophila melanogaster (oregon K strain) in vivo by inducing oxidative stress using paraquat. Curcumin (CU) was taken as standard for studies. In negative geotaxis assay it was found that CA was able to rescue the flies significantly from deteriorating locomotor dysfunctions. A docking study for antialzeimers activity of CA was carried out by targeting the proteins Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE). It binds effectively to the target proteins.
Keywords: Antioxidant, Alzheimer disease, Bischalcone, Paraquat, Molecular docking, Oxidative stress
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