Background: Inhibitors of chymase appear to be interesting compounds to develop drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We used a computational approach to screen molecules from ZINC Biogenic Compounds database and to investigate their interactions with the enzyme, in order to predict their binding energy with respect to known ligands and to evaluate their selectivity. Results: Some screened compounds have a predicted binding energy comparable or even better with respect to that of known chymase inhibitors, and they interact with chymase key amino acids responsible for substrate selectivity. Moreover, these compounds appear to be more selective for chymase than to other serine proteases. Conclusion: These compounds are promising for the development of a new class of drugs for cardiovascular diseases. Pharmacophore model obtained for human chymase (PDB ID: 1T31).
|Titolo:||In silico approach to find chymase inhibitors among biogenic compounds|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|