Docking and biological activity of pteridine analogs: Search for inhibitors of pteridine reductase enzymes from Trypanosoma cruzi

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  • The program DOCK4.0 was used to predict and evaluate the binding mode for a set of inhibitors from a compound library of pteridine analogs against Trypanosoma cruzi pteridine reductase 2 (TcPTR2). The docked ligand conformations are, as expected, similar to the observed binding mode of MTX in the crystal structure of the TcPTR2 inhibitor complex. Dock energy scores are correlated with experimental enzymatic activity data (Ki) and calculated binding affinities (Kd) for these inhibitors. The screened compounds showed activity comparable to MTX in enzyme assays. An initial attempt is made to correlate the structure of these compounds to their affinity. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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  • Schormann N; Sencovich O; Ananthan S; Chattopadhyay D
  • Start Page

  • 37
  • End Page

  • 44
  • Volume

  • 635
  • Issue

  • 1-3