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Systematic Understanding of the Mechanism of Pristimerin via Computational Target Fishing

Version 1 : Received: 26 September 2018 / Approved: 28 September 2018 / Online: 28 September 2018 (11:54:58 CEST)

How to cite: Li, Z.; Hu, C.; Zhen, Y.; Pang, B.; Yi, H.; Chen, X. Systematic Understanding of the Mechanism of Pristimerin via Computational Target Fishing. Preprints 2018, 2018090564 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0564.v1). Li, Z.; Hu, C.; Zhen, Y.; Pang, B.; Yi, H.; Chen, X. Systematic Understanding of the Mechanism of Pristimerin via Computational Target Fishing. Preprints 2018, 2018090564 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0564.v1).

Abstract

Pristimerin (PM) is a naturally occurring quinonemethide triterpenoid compound that isolated from the Celastraceae and Hippocrateaceae families. Its anticancer effects have attracted a great deal of attention, but the mechanisms of action remain obscure. In this study, we screened for the active compounds of Pristimerin using a drug-likeness approach. Potential protein targets of Pristimerin were predicted by PharmMapper and Coremine database. Candidate protein targets were then uploaded to GeneMANIA and GO pathway analysis. Finally, compound-target, target-pathway, and compound-target-pathway networks were constructed using Cytoscape 3.3. The results showed that Pristimerin had good drug ability and identified 13 putative protein targets. Network analysis revealed that these targets are associated with cancer, inflammation and other physiological processes. In summary, Pristimerin is predicted to target a variety of proteins and pathways to form a network that exerts systemic pharmacological effects.

Subject Areas

Pritimerin; target fishing; druggability; network pharmacology

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