Rhizophora mucronata Lam., a halophyte from Mauritius Island, inhibits the entry of Zika virus in human cells (A549)- an in vitro and in silico analysis - Université de La Réunion Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics Year : 2023

Rhizophora mucronata Lam., a halophyte from Mauritius Island, inhibits the entry of Zika virus in human cells (A549)- an in vitro and in silico analysis

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The recent appearance of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil should serve as a wake-up call to international authorities, as it poses a threat to global public health. In the present study, we investigated whether a mangrove plant, Rhizophora mucronata Lam. (R. mucronata) collected in Mauritius, possesses anti-ZIKV activity at the non-cytotoxic doses. ZIKVMC-MR766NIID (ZIKVGFP) was used for assessing anti ZIKV activity. In silico docking (Autodock 4) and molecular simulation were performed on collected data. Using a recombinant ZIKV expressing reporter green fluorescent protein(GFP) protein, we discovered that fruit and root methanolic, decocted fruit and root extracts were effective inhibitors of ZIKV infection in human epithelial A549 cells at negligible cytotoxicity. The mechanisms by which such extracts prevented ZIKV infection are linked to the inability of the virus to attach to the host cell surface. The outcomes of this study were supported by the docking calculations in which some of the dominant compounds have shown high binding affinity against ZIKV. The scientific data gathered in this study might pave the way for the future development of possible R. mucronata inhibitors to combat ZIKV.f
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hal-04514314 , version 1 (21-03-2024)

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Nabeelah Bibi Sadeer, Juliano Haddad, Mohammed Oday Ezzat, Philippe Desprès, Hassan Abdallah, et al.. Rhizophora mucronata Lam., a halophyte from Mauritius Island, inhibits the entry of Zika virus in human cells (A549)- an in vitro and in silico analysis. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 2023, 41 (22), pp.12599-12609. ⟨10.1080/07391102.2023.2167115⟩. ⟨hal-04514314⟩
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