Author(s): Arti Gupta, Viney Lather, Dushyanth R. Vennapu, Sandeep Kumar, Neerupma Dhiman, Archana Sharma


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00932   

Address: Arti Gupta1,3, Viney Lather1, Dushyanth R. Vennapu2, Sandeep Kumar4 , Neerupma Dhiman1, Archana Sharma1*
1Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida-201310. India.
2KLE University College of Pharmacy, Belagavi, India.
3Lloyd School of Pharmacy, Plot No.3, Knowledge Park-II, Greater Noida
4School of Pharmacy, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 12,     Year - 2022

Background- A series of aromatic sulfonamides incorporating coumarin as a lead were designed a for epilepsy target. Carbonic anhydrase is an influential target for the expansion of lead to treat epilepsy. Experimentally known carbonic anhydrase determents were identified to develop ligand based pharmacophore for anticonvulsant model. The X-ray crystallographic make-up of carbonic anhydrases with several inhibitors were utilized to develop ten energy optimized structure based (E- pharmacophore model). Pharmacophore matched candidates were utilized for docking to reclaim hits with scaffolds. The molecules having diverse structures, high docking score and low binding energy for various crystal structures of carbonic anhydrase were selected as final hits (leads). DFT is utilized to get electronic features of hits. The docking study of ligands by discovery studio had helped to establish binding interactions. The known carbonic anhydrase was reused for the development of pharmacophore hypothesis DHHRR. Based on Insilco process we came across structurally diverse hits as noncompetitive carbonic anhydrase inhibitors with better ADME. The best three hits 4, 6 and 17 were nontoxic and were selective carbonic anhydrase inhibitors with the IC50 values respectively (IC50 2.01, 2.59, 2.469). The study describes that the combined pharmacophore appeal to identify various hits which have good binding affinity for the active site of enzyme in all feasible bioactive conformations.

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Arti Gupta, Viney Lather, Dushyanth R. Vennapu, Sandeep Kumar , Neerupma Dhiman, Archana Sharma. 3D-QSAR, E-pharmacophore and molecular docking to explore substituted sulfonamides as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors in epilepsy. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology2022; 15(12):5521-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00932

Arti Gupta, Viney Lather, Dushyanth R. Vennapu, Sandeep Kumar , Neerupma Dhiman, Archana Sharma. 3D-QSAR, E-pharmacophore and molecular docking to explore substituted sulfonamides as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors in epilepsy. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology2022; 15(12):5521-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00932   Available on:

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