3D Pharmacophore-Based Virtual Screening and Docking Approaches toward the Discovery of Novel HPPD Inhibitors
Abstractp-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) is not only the useful molecular target in treating life-threatening tyrosinemia type I, but also an important target for chemical herbicides. A combined in silico structure-based pharmacophore and molecular docking-based virtual screening were performed to identify novel potential HPPD inhibitors. The complex-based pharmacophore model (CBP) with 0.721 of ROC used for screening compounds showed remarkable ability to retrieve known active ligands from among decoy molecules. The ChemDiv database was screened using CBP-Hypo2 as a 3D query, and the best-fit hits subjected to molecular docking with two methods of LibDock and CDOCKER in Accelrys Discovery Studio 2.5 (DS 2.5) to discern interactions with key residues at the active site of HPPD. Four compounds with top rankings in the HipHop model and well-known binding model were finally chosen as lead compounds with potential inhibitory effects on the active site of target. The results provided powerful insight into the development of novel HPPD inhibitors herbicides using computational techniques. View Full-Text
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Fu, Y.; Sun, Y.-N.; Yi, K.-H.; Li, M.-Q.; Cao, H.-F.; Li, J.-Z.; Ye, F. 3D Pharmacophore-Based Virtual Screening and Docking Approaches toward the Discovery of Novel HPPD Inhibitors. Molecules 2017, 22, 959.
Fu Y, Sun Y-N, Yi K-H, Li M-Q, Cao H-F, Li J-Z, Ye F. 3D Pharmacophore-Based Virtual Screening and Docking Approaches toward the Discovery of Novel HPPD Inhibitors. Molecules. 2017; 22(6):959.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fu, Ying; Sun, Yi-Na; Yi, Ke-Han; Li, Ming-Qiang; Cao, Hai-Feng; Li, Jia-Zhong; Ye, Fei. 2017. "3D Pharmacophore-Based Virtual Screening and Docking Approaches toward the Discovery of Novel HPPD Inhibitors." Molecules 22, no. 6: 959.
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