In Silico Docking Analysis of Selected Anti-Oxidant Compounds Against VEGF Protein
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. Although, expression of VEGF is necessary for body functioning but its overexpression supports oncogenesis. Therefore, it has become a major target for the development of cancer therapeutics. Various anti-VEGF compounds have been explored for anti-angiogenic properties and are presently under clinical trials.The present study is focused on in silicoanalysis of various known antioxidants against VEGF-A, using iGEMDOCK software. Hesperidin has shown minimum binding energy -121.04 kcal mol-1 amongst all antioxidants, followed by quercetin (-98.79 kcal mol-1), gallic acid (-77.49 kcal mol-1) and ascorbic acid (-68.42 kcal mol-1). Hesperidin, a known anti-angiogenic compound, appeared to be the best inhibitor of VEGF-A, and may be further explored for development of anticancer drug.
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