In-Silico FDA-Approved Drug Repurposing to Find the Possible Treatment of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19)

21 May 2020, Version 1
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Identification of potential drug-target interaction for approved drugs serves as the basis of repurposing drugs. Studies have shown polypharmacology as common phenomenon. In-silico approaches help in screening large compound libraries at once which could take years in a laboratory. We screened a library of 1050 FDA-approved drugs against spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV2 in-silico. Anti-cancer drugs have shown good binding affinity which is much better than hydroxychloroquine and arbidol. We have also introduced a hypothesis named “Bump” hypothesis which and be developed further in field of computational biology.


Spike glycoprotein
FDA drugs
Drug Repurposing Screening
Anti-Cancer Activity

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