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Homology modeling and structural analysis of human P-glycoprotein.

Bioinformation. 2012;8(22):1066-74

Authors: Yamaguchi H, Kidachi Y, Kamiie K, Noshita T, Umetsu H


Homology modeling and structural analysis of human P-glycoprotein (hP-gp) were performed with a software package the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE). A mouse P-gp (mP-gp; PDB code: 3G5U) was selected as a template for the 3D structure modeling of hP-gp. The modeled hP-gp showed significant 3D similarities at the drug biding site (DBS) to the mP-gp structure. The contact energy profiles of the hP-gp model were in good agreement with those of the mP-gp structure. Ramachandran plots revealed that only 3.5% of the amino acid residues were in the disfavored region for hP-gp. Further, docking simulations between 6-(methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC) and the P-gp models revealed the similarity of the ligand-receptor bound location between the hP-gp and mP-gp models. These results indicate that the hP-gp model was successfully modeled and analyzed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a hP-gp model with a naturally occurring isothiocyanate, and our data verify that the model can be utilized for application to target hP-gp for the development of antitumor drugs. ABBREVIATIONS: ABC - ATP-binding cassette, ASE-Dock - alpha sphere and excluded volume-based ligand-protein docking, DBS - drug biding site, MDR - multidrug resistance, MOE - Molecular Operating Environment, ITC - isothiocyanate, P-gp - P-glycoprotein.

PMID: 23251040 [PubMed - in process]