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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 and Atolagbe, O. M. and Rotimi, Oluwakemi Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry identification of anticancer phytochemicals in Aframomum danielli (LB579). The FASEB Journal, 28 (1).

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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 > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Aderonke Olufunke Asaolu
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 15:39
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 09:27
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4763

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