A recent tactic for searching CDK-7 kinase inhibitor by NCI database screening Scientific paper

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Mohammad Rashid
Md Tanwir Athar
Afzal Hussain
Norah M. Almadani
Ashfaq Hussain


The present study was based on an exploration of NCI database for searching specific CDK-7 kinase inhibitor by HTVS, SP, XP, molecular dock­ing, molecular dynamic simulation, and ADMET evaluation. The best CDK-7 kinase inhibitors (NCI613391, NCI169676, NCI281246, NCI339580) were identified via NCI database screening. The stability of binding interaction between receptor protein and protein-ligand complex of potent finding com­pounds (NCI613391) was further confirmed by dynamics simulations and MM-GBSA. The RMSD value of receptor and receptor–ligand complexes was ana­lysed, and it revealed the stability of binding interactions and remained stable throughout the simulation. The RMSF values and gyration radius of the unbound receptor and backbone atoms of the complex were found to be equal, which indicates that the drug molecule inside the CDK7 receptor is also stable. The study of MM-GBSA data also revealed stronger binding interactions of ligands to CDK7 receptors. With the exception of NCI169676, all compounds were shown to be substrates for CYP450 2D6, CYP450 3A4, inhibitors of CYP450 2C9, and non-inhibitors of p-glycoprotein. All compounds were quali­fied and found suitable to be as drug-likeness according to the Lipinski rule, Ghose filter, MDDR like rule and CMC-like rule. The compound (NCI613391) exhibited human intestinal absorption (76.08%), displayed negative AMES and T.E.S.T (US-EPA) toxicity with OSIRIS property and found to be a promising CDK-7 kinase inhibitor and its efficacy may be further explored in clinical trials.


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M. Rashid, M. T. . Athar, A. Hussain, N. . M. Almadani, and A. Hussain, “A recent tactic for searching CDK-7 kinase inhibitor by NCI database screening: Scientific paper”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 89, no. 4, pp. 505–519, Apr. 2024.
Theoretical Chemistry
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Mohammad Rashid, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Buraydah Colleges, Buraydah, Al-Qassim 31717

Medicinal Chemistry

Md Tanwir Athar, Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Buraydah Private Colleges, Buraydah-51418, Saudi Arabia



Afzal Hussain, Department of Bioinformatics, MANIT, Bhopal, M.P. 462003, India.



Ashfaq Hussain, Department of Electronics Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, 324010, India




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