Insilico docking study of compounds elucidated from helicteres isora fruits with ampkinase- insulin receptor



Subramanium Vennila*, Giridharan Bupesh*, Krishnan Saravanamurali, Viajayan SenthilKumar, Ramalingam SenthilRaja, Natarajan Saran & Sachidanandam Magesh



King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai-600032


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Received April 05, 2014; Accepted April 17, 2014; Published May 20, 2014



Insulin receptor (IR) proteins were essential intracellular signaling peptides in the insulin action cascade. Insulin receptor substrate proteins (IRS-1and IRS-2) serve and regulate the insulin level in the normal insulin action. The broad role of IRS-1 and IRS-2 in cell growth and survival reveals a common regulatory pathway linking development, somatic growth, fertility, neuronal proliferation, and aging to the core mechanisms used by vertebrates for nutrient sensing. Such type of proteins were cyclic adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, this proteins play a key role in the insulin response and regulation. Type -2 Diabetes mellitus occurs during prolonged periods of peripheral insulin resistance due to inactivation of IRS proteins. The compounds isolated from the medicinal plants were safer than synthetic drugs and possess high bio activity. In the present study, four compounds were elucidated from fruits of Helicteres isora. The elucidated compounds were evaluated for the antidiabetic activity using Insilico docking study. The receptor was analyzed for the active site and pocket finder tools. The aminoacids such as Phenylalanine, Lysine, Glutamic acid and Asparigine were predicted as active site binding residues. Docking studies were done through Autodock 4 software. All the compounds from fruits of Helicteres isora showed good docking profiles with AMP Kinase, except compound-3 (1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,5,6,8-tetramethyl-7-(2-methylprop-1-enylnaphthalene-4-ylpivalate). Finally the result from the study demonstrates that the HS-1, HS-2 and HS-4 posses potent anti diabetic activity against type-2 diabetes mellitus through drug action on AMP kinase cascade system.



Helicteres isora, Q-site finder, Autodock, Insulin receptor substrate proteins, Antidiabetic activity, Protein-drug docking.



Vennila et al. Bioinformation 10(5): 263-266 (2014)

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