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Molecular docking analysis of PET with MHET



Omkar D Gowda1, CN Venkatesh2, K Kavitha2 & J Uday1, *



1Shri Vagdevi Educational Trust, 51/3, Behind Vishwa Shanthi Ashrama, Arisinkunte, Nelamangala, Bangalore 562123; 2Department of Zoology, Vijayanagar Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari - 583 105, India; *Corresponding author



D Omkar Gowda - E-mail: ogowda666@gmail.com

CN Venkatesh - E-mail: vcn898@gmail.com

K Kavitha Email: kavithanukarthik@gmail.com

J Uday - E-mail: navyabiotech555@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received March 1, 2023; Revised March 31, 2023; Accepted March 31, 2023, Published March 31, 2023



An estimated 311 million tons of plastics are produced annually worldwide; 90% of these are derived from petrol. A considerable portion of these plastics is used for packaging (such as drinking bottles), but only ~14% is collected for recycling. Most plastics degrade extremely slowly, thus constituting a major environmental hazard, especially in the oceans, where microplastics are a matter of major concern. One potential solution for this problem is the synthesis of degradable plastics from renewable resources. From the microbial consortium, the researchers isolated a unique bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 that could almost completely degrade a thin film of PET in a short span of six weeks at 30C. The objective of the present study is to identify the ligands that may be exploited to improve catalysis and expand substrate specificity and thus significantly advance enzymatic plastic polymer degradation.



Molecular docking analysis of PET with MHET



Gowda et al. Bioinformation 19(3): 255-259 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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