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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery


ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X

Molecular Docking Studies of Novel Arylidene-2, 4-Thiazolidinediones as Potential Aldose Reductase Inhibitors

Author(s): Manoj Kumar Gautam and Suresh Thareja

Volume 10 , Issue 7 , 2013

Page: [604 - 612] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1570180811310070007

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease affected a wide range of population all over the world and leads to development of many severe long term complications. Aldose reductase (AR) is the enzyme considered to play a key role in the development of secondary diabetic complications via polyol pathway. AR inhibition has been proposed as a strategy to prevent and delayed such complications. 2,4-thiazolidinedione derivatives being isosteres of hydantoin, emerged as potential AR inhibitors with antidiabetic activity. Therefore, we have designed novel arylidene-2, 4-thiazolidinediones as AR inhibitors using molecular docking technique. Mol-dock score along with re-rank score was the criteria for measuring the affinity of STMG-(1-40) with the AR enzymes. Result of present study will provide a new guideline for the further design of novel potent inhibitors of AR in the management of diabetes along with its complications.

Keywords: Diabetic complications, Diabetes, Docking, Aldose reductase, Nephropathy, Thiazolidinedione.

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