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Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1573-4064
ISSN (Online): 1875-6638

Research Article

GreenMolBD: Nature Derived Bioactive Molecules' Database

Author(s): S. M. Zahid Hosen*, Md. Junaid, Muhammad Shaiful Alam, Maruf Rubayed, Raju Dash, Rasheda Akter, Tania Sharmin, Nusrat Jahan Mouri, Mohammad Ali Moni, Mahmuda Khatun and Mohammad Mostafa

Volume 18, Issue 6, 2022

Published on: 11 January, 2022

Page: [724 - 733] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1573406418666211129103458

Price: $65


Background: One of the essential resources for developing new drugs are naturally derived biologically active lead compounds. Biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical companies are highly interested in these plant-derived molecules to develop the new drug. In this process, collective information of the plants and their phytoconstituents with different properties and descriptors would greatly benefit the researchers to identify the hit, lead or drug-like compound.

Aim and Objective: Therefore, the work intended to develop a unique and dynamic database Green- MolBD to provide collective information regarding medicinal plants, such as their profile, chemical constituents, and pharmacological evidence. We also aimed to present information of phytoconstituents, such as in silico description, quantum, drugability and biological target information.

Methods: For data mining, we covered all accessible literature and books, and for in silico analysis, we employed a variety of well-known software and servers. The database is integrated by MySQL, HTML, PHP and JavaScript.

Results: GreenMolBD is a freely accessible database and searchable by keywords, plant name, synonym, common name, family name, family synonym, compound name, IUPAC name, InChI Key, target name, and disease name. We have provided a complete profile of individual plants and each compound’s physical, quantum, drug likeliness, and toxicity properties (48 type’s descriptor) using in silico tools. A total of 1846 associated targets related to 6,864 compounds already explored in different studies are also incorporated and synchronized.

Conclusion: This is the first evidence-based database of bioactive molecules from medicinal plants specially grown in Bangladesh, which may help explore and foster nature-inspired rational drug discovery.

Keywords: Plant database, compound database, natural products, Bangladeshi plant database, pharmacological evidence, in silico properties.

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