Computational Molecular Bioscience

Volume 8, Issue 3 (September 2018)

ISSN Print: 2165-3445   ISSN Online: 2165-3453

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Molecular Modeling of Quinoline-Based Compounds as Potential Dual Inhibitors of Reverse Transcriptase and Integrase of HIV

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DOI: 10.4236/cmb.2018.83007    553 Downloads   940 Views  

ABSTRACT

As follow-up of our past publication [1], we propose that quinolones (as part of the pyridinone family) are capable to increase the number of interactions with HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) or integrase (IN) by adding a halogen in position C-8 of aromatic portion of the quinolones. This addition could help with the activity of dual inhibitors of RT and IN. In this work, we add a chlorine atom with the rationale to identify in the docking simulations a halogen interaction with the oxygen in the near aminoacids in the binding pockets of RT and IN enzymes. Our docking studies started with RT and 320 structures. Later, we took 73 structures with good results in docking with RT. The structures that we choose contain ester or acids groups in C-3 due the structural similarity with groups in charge to interact with the Mg++ ions in Elvitegravir. In conclusion, we obtained 14 structures that could occupy the allosteric pocket of RT and could inhibit the catalytic activity of IN, for this reason could be dual inhibitors. A major perspective of this work is the synthesis and testing of the potential dual inhibitors designed.

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Cabrera, A. , Hernández, L. , Chávez, D. and Medina-Franco, J. (2018) Molecular Modeling of Quinoline-Based Compounds as Potential Dual Inhibitors of Reverse Transcriptase and Integrase of HIV. Computational Molecular Bioscience, 8, 122-148. doi: 10.4236/cmb.2018.83007.

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