alexa Comparative genomics study for identification of drug and vaccine targets in Vibrio cholerae: MurA ligase as a case study.


Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry

Author(s): Chawley P, Samal HB, Prava J, Suar M, Mahapatra RK

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Abstract A systematic workflow consisting of comparative genomics, metabolic pathways analysis and additional drug prioritization parameters identified 264 proteins of Vibrio cholerae which were predicted to be absent in Homo sapiens. Among these, 40 proteins were identified as essential proteins that could serve as potential drug and vaccine targets. Additional prioritization parameters characterized 11 proteins as vaccine candidates while druggability of each of the identified proteins as evaluated by the Drug Bank database which prioritized 16 proteins suitable for drug targets. As a case study, we built a homology model of one of the potential drug targets, MurA ligase, using MODELLER (9v12) software. The model has been further explored for in silico docking with inhibitors having druggability potential from the Drug Bank database. Results from this study could facilitate selecting V. cholerae proteins for drug design and vaccine production pipelines in future. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Genomics and referenced in Biochemistry & Analytical Biochemistry

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