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Comparative molecular docking analysis of the SARS CoV-2 Spike glycoprotein with the human ACE-2 receptors and thrombin



Piyush Bhanu*1,2, Nisha Hemandhar Kumar*1, Shamini Hemandhar Kumar*4, Maitrali Relekar*1, and Daniel Alex Anand*3, Jitendra Kumar*2



1Xome Life Sciences, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, Helix Biotech Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100; 2Director, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Helix Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase 1, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100; 3Department of Bioinformatics and The Centre for Molecular Data Science and Systems Biology, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600119; 4School of Computing, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom





Article Type

Research Article



Received May 21, 2020; Revised June 3, 2020; Accepted June 8, 2020; Published July 31, 2020



Comparative molecular docking and vixualization analysis of the human thrombin with the SARS CoV-2 Spike glycoprotein and the human ACE-2 receptors is of interest. The data shows that residues spanning positions 30-41 in the ACE-2 have interaction with the spike
glycoprotein (UniProt ID: Q9BYF1). Results also shows that thrombin binds with SER494 in the spike protein, and GLU37 in the ACE2 receptor. SER494 in the viral receptor-binding domain provides support for hotspot-353 reported elsewhere. These preliminary data provide insights for further probe.



SARS CoV-2 spike glycoprotein, Thrombin, ACE-2, molecular interaction



Bhanu et al. Bioinformation 16(7): 532-538 (2020) 


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Biomedical Informatics



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