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COMPUTATIONAL IDENTIFICATION OF SELECTED BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM CEDRUS DEODARA AS INHIBITORS AGAINST SARS-COV-2 MAIN PROTEASE: A PHARMACOINFORMATICS STUDY

Aminabee Shaika * and Lakshmana Rao Atmakuria

a Department of Pharmacology, V. V. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gudlavalleru-521 356, Andhra Pradesh, India

For Correspondence: E-mail: aminaammi786@gmail.com

 

https://doi.org/10.53879/id.61.02.13859


ABSTRACT

Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the quest for potent antiviral treatments intensifies. This study focuses on the potential of bioactive compounds from the Himalayan cedar Cedrus deodara against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Specifically targeting the main protease (MPro) and spike protein, the study employs docking trials and molecular dynamics simulations. Compounds such as quercetin, dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol, and cedeodarin exhibit notable binding affinity, surpassing the reference drug favipiravir. Molecular dynamics simulations affirm the stability of these complexes throughout the simulation period. While these findings underscore promising interactions, it is crucial to emphasize the need for further research and experimental validation to fully explore the therapeutic capabilities of C. deodara in combatting Covid-19.

Year 2024 | Volume No. 61 | Issue No.2 | Page No. 78-91
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