• Mydhili Govindarasu Molecular Oncology Lab, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 636011, India
  • Mariyappan Palani Molecular Oncology Lab, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 636011, India
  • Manju Vaiyapuri Molecular Oncology Lab, Department of Biochemistry, Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 636011, India



Kaempferitrin, AutoDock Vina, MGL Tool, Protein Kinase B, Bcl-2


Objective: The objective of this research was to formulate the binding energies and interaction of amino acid residues in kaempferitrin with different types of apoptotic and inflammatory proteins of colon cancer.

Methods: AutoDock Vina and MGL tool were used for docking calculations. Both programs require the pdbqt input files and allow for flexibility of all the torsional bonds of small molecules. Discovery Studio Visualizer v3.5 was used for removal of water molecules and ligands and the pymol program was used to do analysis of the docking with various apoptotic proteins BAX, Bcl-2, COX-2, Protein kinase B.

Results: In our study was developed binding energy scoring function of kaempferitrin docked with different types of inflammatory proteins and apoptotic proteins. Binding score values for-6.9 (BAX),-7.2 (Bcl-2),-7.3 (caspase-3),-8.8 (Cox-2),-7.4 (Cytochrome P450),-6.7 (Proteinase kinase B),-8.0 (TNF-α) and-7.2 (VEGF) kcal/mol, respectively. Amino acid interaction of kaempferitrin with proteins for ARG-25, LEU-52, ASN-54, PHE-55, GLU-17, LYS-14, TRP-22, THR-21 GLY-16 (Protein Kinase B), ASP-102, ASN-48, GLN-52, ASP-104 (BAX), GLU-176, TRP-173, GLU-132, PHE-135 (Bcl-2), SER-249, ASP-2, ASN-208, GLN-217, LEU-242 (Caspase 3), TYR-55, HIS-39, SER-49, GLU-322, GLY-326 (COX-2), SER-95, LEU-94, ARG-82, VAL-123, ALA-96 (TNF-α), ASP-414, LYS-322, GLU-326, GLU-416, GLU-438, ALA-439, GLU-437 (Cytochrome P450) and LEU-47, GLN-46, CYS-61, CYS-60, ASP-63, GLU-67, GLY-65, LEU-66 (VEGF) respectively.

Conclusion: The results obtained in this research work clearly indicated the docking scores of apoptotic and Inflammatory proteins imply that kaempferitrin is an effective inhibitory compound for colon cancer.


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How to Cite

Govindarasu, M., M. Palani, and M. Vaiyapuri. “IN SILICO DOCKING STUDIES ON KAEMPFERITRIN WITH DIVERSE INFLAMMATORY AND APOPTOTIC PROTEINS FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TOWARDS THE COLON CANCER”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 9, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 199-04, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i9.20500.



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