Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.526, No.1, 273-280, 2020
Identification of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors through De Novo Evoluton, synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular dynamics simulation
Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is a widely expressed 50 kDa enzyme and the first intracellular PTP to be purified from human placental tissue. It has been proved that protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B played a significant role in the negative regulation of insulin signaling pathway and overexpression of PTP1B could lead to the decrease of insulin resistance. Therefore PTP1B has emerged as a novel promising therapeutic target for the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus. Computer aided drug design (CADD), chemical synthesis and biological activity assay resulted in the identification of a novel potent PTP1B inhibitor, compound la, which shared an IC50 value of 4.46 mu M. Finally, the analysis of molecular dynamics simulation provided the theoretical basis for favorable activity of compound la. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.