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salman ahmady asbchin

salman ahmady asbchin

Academic rank: Associate Professor
Education: PhD.
Faculty: Science
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Polyphenolic flavonoid compounds act as the inhibitory potential of aggregation process: Implications for the prevention and therapeutics against FALS-associated D101G SOD1 mutant
ALS, hSOD1, Aggregation, Flavonoids, MD Simulations, D101G variant
Journal Computational Biology and Chemistry
Researchers Hussein Maitham Qassim ، Bagher Seyedalipour ، Payam baziyar ، salman ahmady asbchin


Aggregation of proteins is a biological phenomenon caused by misfolded proteins. Human superoxide dismutase (hSOD1) misfolding and aggregation underlie the neurological illness amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The most significant contributing factor to ALS is genetic point mutations in SOD1. particularly, D101G mutant is the most harmful because it significantly reduces the life expectancy of patients. Subsequently, the use of natural polyphenolic flavonoids is strongly recommended to reduce the amyloidogenic behavior of protopathic proteins. In this study, using computational parameters such as protein-ligand interaction and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation analyses, we are trying to identify a pharmacodynamically promising flavonoid compound that can effectively inhibit the pathogenic behavior of the D101G mutant. Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG), Hesperidin, Isorhamnetin, and Diosmetin were identified as potential leads in a preliminary screening of flavonoids to anti-amyloid action. The results of MD showed that the binding of flavonoids to D101G mutant caused changes in stability, hydrophobicity of protein, and flexibility, as well as significantly led to the restoration of lost hydrogen bonds. Secondary structure analysis showed that protein destabilization and the increased propensity of β-sheet caused by the mutation were restored to the wild-type state upon binding of flavonoids. Besides, to differentiate aggregation, we elucidated alterations in the free energy landscape (FEL) and dynamic cross-correlation matrix (DCCM) of WT-SOD1 and mutant (unbound /bound) states. Among flavonoids, Epigallocatechin-gallate and Hesperidin had the most therapeutic efficacy against the D101G mutant. Therefore, Epigallocatechin-gallate and Hesperidin promise considerable therapeutic potential to develop highly effective inhibitors in reducing fatal and irreversible ALS.