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Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry identification of anticancer phytochemicals in Aframomum danielli (LB579)

Rotimi, S. O and Bisi-Adeniyi, Tolulope Dorcas and Adelani, Isaacson and Adegbite, Oluwatobi Samuel (2014) Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry identification of anticancer phytochemicals in Aframomum danielli (LB579). The FASEB journal, 28 (1). ISSN 0892-6638 • Online ISSN: 1530-6860

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Abstract

Aframomum danielli is one of the African spices used in folklore medicine for the management of several diseases. This study identified the phytochemical components present in the n-hexane seed extract of the A. danielli by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis and also evaluated the anti-cancer potential of the identified phytochemicals by performing molecular docking against human Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) using Molegro Virtual Docker. The GC-MS analysis identified the presence of phytochemical components caryophyllene (RT: 18.479), humulene (RT: 19.189), 2-butanone (RT: 22.976), benzenesulfonamide (RT: 31.651) and 2-pyridine acetic acid (RT: 32.446). 2-Butanone was the strongest binding ligand (-65.744 kcal/mol) while caryophyllene was the weakest bind lingand (-56.311 kcal/mol). These compounds showed relative strong docking to VEGF with docking energies comparable to an anticancer drug, bevacizumab (-77.883 kcal/mol). This in silico molecular docking study has shown that these phytochemical components could be responsible for anti-cancer properties of A. danielli.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 11:54
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10485

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