ISOLATION, STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN SILICO DRUG-LIKE PROPERTIES PREDICTION OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS FROM THE HYPOGLYCEMIC BIOACTIVE FRACTION OF PORTULACA OLERACEA L. SEDES

  • Abdel Naser Singab
  • Mohamed R Hassan
  • Jilan A Nazeam
  • Hala M El-Hefnawy
  • Gamal Omran

Abstract

Natural products have an important role in drug discovery since it serves as drugs as well as templates for synthesis of new therapies. The objective of this study is to isolate, natural compounds from Portulaca oleracea seeds using a bio-guided protocol based on in vivo evaluation of treated Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and histopathological examination. All the isolated compounds were investigated using in silico molecular docking with several enzymes and receptor protein targets. The most bioactive fraction was chromatographed to yield three major compounds; oleracein A methyl ester and hylocerenin; that separated for the first time from the species of P. oleracea and oleracerebroside that is newly identified from the seeds. Molecular docking indicated that the compounds could bind to the active site properly in comparison to the reference ligand. Based on the results, it can be concluded; the isolated natural compounds may be used as a potent therapeutic agent.

Published
Oct 10, 2018
How to Cite
NASER SINGAB, Abdel et al. ISOLATION, STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN SILICO DRUG-LIKE PROPERTIES PREDICTION OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS FROM THE HYPOGLYCEMIC BIOACTIVE FRACTION OF PORTULACA OLERACEA L. SEDES. International Journal of Drug Research and Technology, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 3, p. 158-176, oct. 2018. ISSN 2277-1506. Available at: <http://ijdrt.com/index.php/drug-research-and-technology/article/view/ISOLATION_STRUCTURAL_CHARACTERIZATION_AND_IN%20SILICO_DRUG_-LIKE%20_PROPERTIES%20_PREDICTION%20_OF_NATURAL_COMPOUNDS_%20FROM_THE_HYPOGLYCEMIC_BIOACTIVE_FRACTION_OF_PORTULACA_OLERACEA%20L.%20_SEEDS>. Date accessed: 24 oct. 2018.
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Review Article