Department of Chemistry
Structural investigation into the inhibitory mechanisms of indomethacin and its analogues towards human glyoxalase I
In the present work, a combined study of kinetic analysis, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics simulations on indomethacin and its analogues is performed to better understand their inhibitory mechanisms towards human glyoxalase I (GLOI). A remarkable correlation (R2 = 0.974) was observed for six inhibitors including indomethacin between their experimental inhibitory affinities and predicted binding free energy parameter (ΔG bind,pred). This suggests that ΔGbind,pred of a GLOI/inhibitor complex can be efficiently used to interpolate the experimental inhibitory affinity of a ligand of similar nature in the GLOI enzyme system. Energetic analyses revealed that electrostatic contribution plays an important role in their inhibitory mechanisms, which reflects the significant contribution of the coordination bond between zinc and ligands. The present work highlights that indomethacin is a promising lead as GLOI inhibitors for further development since it may bind all subsites in the active site pocket of GLOI and stabilize the flexible loop (152-159). © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Binding free energy, Human glyoxalase I, Indomethacin, Inhibitory mechanism, Kinetic analysis, Molecular modeling
Source Publication Title
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Link to Publisher's Edition
Liu, Ming, Minggui Yuan, Zhe Li, Yuen-Kit Cheng, Hai-Bin Luo, and Xiaopeng Hu. "Structural investigation into the inhibitory mechanisms of indomethacin and its analogues towards human glyoxalase I." Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 21.14 (2011): 4243-4247.