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PhytoSelectDBT: A database for the molecular models of anti-diabetic targets docked with bioactive peptides from selected ethno-medicinal plants



Susanta Roy1, *, Robindra Teron2 & Raju Nikku Linga1



1Department of Life Science, Assam University - Diphu Campus, Diphu, Karbi Anglong, ASSAM 782 462; 2North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR) Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh 791102; *Corresponding author



Susanta Roy E-mail: susantoroy@gmail.com, susanta.roy@aus.ac.in | ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8163-4141

Robindra Teron E-mail: robindra.teron@arn.gov.in

N. L. Raju E-mail: linga.raju.nikku@aus.ac.in


Article Type

Research Article



Received September 1, 2023; Revised September 30, 2023; Accepted September 30, 2023, Published September 30, 2023



It is of interest to assess the effectiveness of bioactive peptides derived from 41 ethno-medicinal plants, classify them according to their anti-diabetic protein targets (DPP-IV, alpha-amylase, alpha-glucosidase, GRK2, GSK3B, GLP-1R, and AdipoR1), and create a web tool named PhytoSelectDBT by using the top seven peptides per target. If one of the target-based medicinal plant suggestions made by PhytoSelectDBT is unsuccessful, alternative target-based possibilities are presented by PhytoSelectDBT for treating the condition and any other related complications. The results provide a useful resource for the management of type 2 diabetes and emphasize the significance of utilising ethnomedical knowledge for the identification of potent anti-diabetic plants and their peptides. We used molecular docking to investigate interactions between anti-diabetic targets (DPP-IV, alpha-amylase, alpha-glucosidase, GRK2, GSK3B, GLP-1R, and AdipoR1) and projected bioactive peptides from 41 ethnomedicinal plants. All bioactive peptides were cross-checked against several databases to determine their allergenicity, toxicity, and cross-reactivity. The presence of B and T cell epitopes was also examined in all simulated digested bioactive peptides for reference. This data is archived at the PhytoselectDBT database.



Diabetes, ethnomedicinal plants, antidiabetic protein target, antidiabetic plant peptide, molecular docking, diabetes and its complication management.



Roy et al. Bioinformation 19(9): 908-917 (2023)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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