Evaluation of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of Huperzine-A; in silico and in vitro studies

Upadhyay, Shagun Dubey ; Ahmad, Yusra ; Kohli, Seema ; Sharma, RK

Abstract

The present study is focused on exploring the Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of Huperzine-A in silico and in vitro. In this study, Huperzine-A-A was docked with Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase. Docking studies revealed the excellent interaction of Huperzine-A-A with these targets. The result of present study provides insight for the in vitro studies. The in vitro studies the enzyme kinetics of Huperzine-A-A via Lineweaver brooks plot revealed the kinetics and non-competitive inhibitory nature of the later. Further studies on Huperzine-A-A are necessary to develop and establish its role on brain cholinergic system and cognitive deficits which may serve a stepping stone in CNS medication.

Keyword(s)

Acetylcholinesterase; Butyrylcholinesterase; Cognition; Huperzine-A

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