Updated: Oct 26
Submitting Author: Ahmad Ali, PhD
Abstract: Natural products have been evaluated for their biological activities using different in vitro and in vivo methods. Computational biology has become a very good tool to analyse the activities of various molecules in a very rapid manner. In the present study the antiglycating potentials of several natural molecules have been evaluated. These molecules include phenolic acids and thiamine. The model system for glycation used in the present study is BSA + glucose. The docking sites of glucose and other natural products were analysed using several softwares. It was found that some of these natural compounds have strong binding interactions with BSA at the same sites where glucose binds to BSA. On the basis of these preliminary studies the in vitro assays were performed to check the antiglycating potential of these compounds. The results indicate that there is a correlation between the in silico and in vitro approaches used for evaluation of antiglycating potential of selected natural products.