Comparison of PGH2 binding site in prostaglandin synthases

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Comparison of PGH2 binding site in prostaglandin synthases
Background: Prostaglandin H2 (PGH2) is a common precursor for the synthesis of five different Prostanoids via specific Prostanoid Synthases. The binding of this substrate with these Synthases is not properly understood. Moreover, currently no crystal structure of complexes bound with PGH2 has been reported. Hence, understanding the interactions of PGH2 and characterizing its binding sites in these synthases is crucial for developing novel therapeutics based on these proteins as targets. Results: Shape and physico-chemical properties of the PGH2 binding sites of the four prostanoid synthases were analyzed and compared in order to understand the molecular basis of the specificity. This study provides models with predicted pockets for the binding of PGH2 with PGD, PGE, PGF and PGI Synthases. The results closely match with available experimental data. The comparison showed seven physico-chemical features that are common to the four PGH2 binding sites. However this common pattern is not st...
Padmapriya Paragi-Vedanthi, Mukesh Doble
Added 08 Dec 2010
Updated 08 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Padmapriya Paragi-Vedanthi, Mukesh Doble
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