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Aging Dis. 2013 Jun 20;4(4):186-200. Print 2013 Aug.

Functional Analysis and Molecular Docking studies of Medicinal Compounds for AChE and BChE in Alzheimer's Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry/Bioinformatics, GIS, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530045, AP, India.


Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase share unravelling link with components of metabolic syndromes that's characterised by low levels of HDL cholesterol, obesity, high fast aldohexose levels, hyper-trigliceridaemia and high blood pressure, by regulation of cholinergic transmission and therefore the enzyme activity within a living system. The phosphomotifs associated with amino acid and tyrosine binding motifs in AChE and BChE were known to be common. Phylogenetic tree was constructed to these proteins usinf UPGMA and Maximum Likelihood methods in MEGA software has shown interaction of AChE and BChE with ageing diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Diabetes. AChE has shown closely related to BChE, retinol dehydrogenase and β-polypeptide. The present studies is also accomplished that AChE, BChE, COLQ, HAND1, APP, NLGN2 and NGF proteins has interactions with diseases such as Alzheimer's and D2M using Pathwaylinker and STRING. Medicinal compounds like Ortho-7, Dibucaine and HI-6 are predicted as good targets for modeled AChE and BChE proteins based on docking studies. Hence perceptive studies of cholinesterase structure and the biological mechanisms of inhibition are necessary for effective drug development.


AChE; BChE; Docking; Phylogeny; Protein interactions

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