Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-56

Search of potential inhibitor against New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 from a series of antibacterial natural compounds

1 Department of Computer Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Biotechnology, Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, India
3 Department of Biotechnology, Post graduate Government College, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
4 Female College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia
5 Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.107260

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Background: New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1 (NDM-1)-producing Gram-negative bacteria are today's major worldwide health concern. The enzyme NDM-1 provides bacterial resistance by its hydrolytic activity against the β-lactam ring of antibiotics. Inhibition of NDM-1 may prevent the hydrolysis of β-lactam ring of the antibiotics, and therefore, plays an important role against antibacterial resistance. Materials and Methods: Here we made an attempt to design suitable inhibitors against NDM-1 from different natural antibacterial compounds using molecular docking approach. Results: We observed that natural compounds such as Nimbolide and Isomargololone are showing an appreciable IC50 value as well as significant binding energy value for NDM-1. We further observed these compounds showing better affinity to NDM-1 on comparison with 14 β-lactam antibiotics. Conclusion: Finally, our study provides a platform for the development of a potent inhibitor of NDM-1, which may be considered as a potential drug candidate against bacterial resistance.

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