Enade Perdana Istyastono(1*)

(1) Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research (LACDR), Department of Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1083, 1081HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
(*) Corresponding Author


Interaction of curcumin to dipeptydyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) has been studied by employing docking method using Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) and AutoDock as the docking software applications. Although MOE can sample more conformational spaces that represent the original interaction poses than AutoDock, both softwares serve as valid and acceptable docking applications to study the interactions of small compound to DPP-4. The calculated free energy of binding (DGbinding)results from MOE and AutoDock shows that curcumin is needed to be optimized to reach similar or better DGbinding compare to the reference compound. Curcumin can be considered as a good lead compound in the development of new DPP-4 inhibitor. The results of these studies can serve as an initial effort of the further study.


curcumin; docking; molecular operating environment (MOE); AutoDock; dipeptydyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4)

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