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Title: Insights into (S)-rivastigmine inhibition of butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE): Molecular docking and saturation transfer difference NMR (STD-NMR)
Authors: Bacalhau, P
Caldeira, Teresa
Martins, Rosário
Burke, Anthony
Editors: Distefano, MD
Keywords: Medicinal
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Rivastigmine is a very important drug prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) symptoms. It is a dual inhibitor, in that it inhibits both acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE). For our screening program on the discovery of new rivastigmine analogue hits for human butyrylcholinesterase (hBuChE) inhibition, we investigated the interaction of this inhibitor with BuChE using the complimentary approach of the biophysical method, saturation transfer difference (STD)-NMR and molecular docking. This allowed us to obtain essential information on the key binding interactions between the inhibitor and the enzyme to be used for screening of hit compounds. The main conclusions obtained from this integrated study was that the most dominant interactions were (a) H-bonding between the carbamate carbonyl of the inhibitor and the NH group of the imidazole unit of H434, (b) stacking of the aromatic unit of the inhibitor and the W82 aromatic unit in the choline binding pocket via pi-pi interactions and (c) possible CH/pi interactions between the benzylic methyl group and the N-methyl groups of the inhibitor and W82 of the enzyme.
ISSN: 0045-2068
Type: article
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