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Natural compounds inhibit Monkeypox virus methyltransferase VP39 in silico studies

Chúng tôi vui mừng thông báo rằng TS. Ngô Sơn Tùng và các đồng nghiệp gần đây đã xuất bản công trình của họ có tựa đề "Natural compounds inhibit Monkeypox virus methyltransferase VP39 in silico studies" trên tạp chí Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics.

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VP39, an essential 2'-O-RNA methyltransferase enzyme discovered in Monkeypox virus (MPXV), plays a vital role in viral RNA replication and transcription. Inhibition of the enzyme may prevent viral replication. In this context, using a combination of molecular docking and molecular dynamics (MDs) simulations, the inhibitory ability of NCI Diversity Set VII natural compounds to VP39 protein was investigated. It should be noted that the computed binding free energy of ligand via molecular docking and linear interaction energy (LIE) approaches are in good agreement with the corresponding experiments with coefficients of R=0.72 and 0.75, respectively. NSC 319990, NSC 196515 and NSC 376254 compounds were demonstrated that can inhibit MPVX methyltransferase VP39 protein with the similar affinity compared to available inhibitor sinefungin. Moreover, nine residues involving Gln39, Gly68, Gly72, Asp95, Arg97, Val116, Asp138, Arg140 and Asn156 may be argued that they play an important role in binding process of inhibitors to VP39.