Computational Approach Revealed Potential Affinity of Antiasthmatics Against Receptor Binding Domain of 2019n-Cov Spike Glycoprotein
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Our finding consists of 4 potential synthetic compounds from PubChem database, known for their antiasthmatic effects, that show highly binding energies each (-8.6 kcal/mol, 7.7kcal/mol, -7.2 kcal/mol and -7.0 kcal/mol). Another 5 natural compounds from the South African natural sources database (SANCDB) that bind to RBD of Spike with significant energy each: (Marchantin C with -7.3 kcal/mol, Riccardin C with -7.0 kcal/mol, Digitoxigenin-glucoside with -6.9 kcal/mol, D-Friedoolean-14-en-oic acid with -6.8 kcal/mol and, Spongotine A with -6.7 kcal/mol). The FaF-Drugs server was used to evaluate the drug-like properties of the identified compounds. Additionally, Calcitriol, Azithromycin, and HydroxyChloroquine have an appreciable binding affinity to 2019-nCoV S, suggesting a possible mechanism of action. Using in silico approaches like molecular docking and pharmacokinetic properties, we showed new potential inhibitors. Our findings need further analysis, and chemical design for more effective derivatives of these compounds speculated to disrupt the viral recognition of host receptors.