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Abstract Title:

Exploring the potentials of some compounds from Garcinia kola seeds towards identification of novel PDE-5 inhibitors in erectile dysfunction therapy.

Abstract Source:

Andrologia. 2021 Aug ;53(7):e14092. Epub 2021 May 4. PMID: 33945159

Abstract Author(s):

Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo, Adebola Busola Ojo, Rotdelmwa Filibus Maimako, Damilare Rotimi, Matthew Iyobhebhe, Omokolade Oluwaseyi Alejolowo, Charles Obiora Nwonuma, Tobiloba Christaina Elebiyo

Article Affiliation:

Oluwafemi Adeleke Ojo

Abstract:

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the main challenges occurring among men worldwide, and is characterised by trouble getting or keeping steady erection during sexual intercourse. Various drugs like sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor (PDE-5) are freely available in the pharmacies, though normally associated with several adverse. This study was designed to assess the molecular relations obtainable between catechin, garcinal, garcinoic acid and d-tocotrienol compounds isolated from Garcinia kola and targeted receptor linked to ED. These processes include the molecular docking of catechin, garcinal, garcinoic acid, d-tocotrienol, and sildenafil to receptor: PDE-5 via AutoDock Vina. Following the docking of catechin, garcinal, garcinoic acid and d-tocotrienol with the PDE-5-receptor protein, we observed that all are protein inhibitors with garcinoic acid showing better binding affinity -10.0 kcal/mol with PDE-5 receptor relevant to ED. Hence, the results provided insights into the development of garcinoic acid as a replacement for present ED management, with further analysis worth considering.

Study Type : Animal Study

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