АУТОР(И): Marko Antonijević, Žiko Milanović, Edina Avdović, Dušica Simijonović, Zoran Marković
For millennia, berberine extracts or berberine itself has been the effective traditional drug with wide application due to its broad spectrum of antibiotic activity. A significant aspect of the berberine’s physiological activity that is often overlooked is the ability to go through the blood-brain barrier and has an impact on different processes and irregularities in the brain such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Potential inhibitory activity towards enzymes for which is believed to be involved in these diseases, in this paper is confirmed by molecular docking simulations. Binding energies suggest that berberine exhibits good potential inhibitory activity and confirms that one of the aspects of suppression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is the inhibition of cholinesterase enzymes.
Berberine, Molecular docking, Alzheimer’s disease, Plant-based drugs, Traditional medicine
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