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Title

Molecular docking analysis of PET with MHET

 

Authors

Omkar D Gowda1, CN Venkatesh2, K Kavitha2 & J Uday1, *

 

Affiliation

1Shri Vagdevi Educational Trust, 51/3, Behind Vishwa Shanthi Ashrama, Arisinkunte, Nelamangala, Bangalore 562123; 2Department of Zoology, Vijayanagar Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari - 583 105, India; *Corresponding author

 

Email

D Omkar Gowda - E-mail: ogowda666@gmail.com

CN Venkatesh - E-mail: vcn898@gmail.com

K Kavitha Email: kavithanukarthik@gmail.com

J Uday - E-mail: navyabiotech555@gmail.com

 

Article Type

Research Article

 

Date

Received March 1, 2023; Revised March 31, 2023; Accepted March 31, 2023, Published March 31, 2023

 

Abstract

An estimated 311 million tons of plastics are produced annually worldwide; 90% of these are derived from petrol. A considerable portion of these plastics is used for packaging (such as drinking bottles), but only ~14% is collected for recycling. Most plastics degrade extremely slowly, thus constituting a major environmental hazard, especially in the oceans, where microplastics are a matter of major concern. One potential solution for this problem is the synthesis of degradable plastics from renewable resources. From the microbial consortium, the researchers isolated a unique bacterium Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 that could almost completely degrade a thin film of PET in a short span of six weeks at 30C. The objective of the present study is to identify the ligands that may be exploited to improve catalysis and expand substrate specificity and thus significantly advance enzymatic plastic polymer degradation.

 

Keywords

Molecular docking analysis of PET with MHET

 

Citation

Gowda et al. Bioinformation 19(3): 255-259 (2023)

 

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

License

This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.