Docking and 3D QSAR Studies on p38α MAP Kinase Inhibitors

Mohan Babu Jatavath, Sree Kanth Sivan, Yamini Lingala, Vijjulatha Manga
2011 E-Journal of Chemistry  
The p38 signaling cascade has emerged as an attractive target for the design of novel chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Three dimensional quantitative structure- activity relationship (3D- QSAR) studies were performed on a series of 25, 2-aminothiazole analogs as inhibitors of p38α mitogen activated protein (MAP) kinase. The docking results provided a reliable conformational alignment scheme for the 3D-QSAR model. The 3D-QSAR model showed very good statistical
more » ... esults namely q2, r2and r2predvalues for both comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA). The CoMFA and CoMSIA models & docking results provided the most significant correlation of steric, electrostatic, hydrophobic,H-bond donor,H-bond acceptor fields with biological activities and the provided values were in good agreement with the experimental results. The information rendered from molecular modeling studies gave valuable clues to optimize the lead and design new potential inhibitors.
doi:10.1155/2011/184863 fatcat:edmam4rnlfbjnlodd4n4uvt6vu