Global assembling of Academicians, Researchers, Scholars & Industry to disseminate and exchange information at 100+ Allied Academics Conferences
Mohammad Habibur Rahman Molla is pursuing his PhD in biology at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Strong researcher with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh and a Master of Science in Aquaculture Technology from Pukyong National University in South Korea. He has been involved in vivo experiments on zebra fish since 2017. He has been doing his studies using several cancer cell lines (in vitro).
Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease with a 5-year survival rate, making it one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally. Focal adhesion kinase 1 (FAK1) is a ubiquitously expressed protein in pancreatic cancer. FAK, a tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed in cancer cells, is crucial for the development of tumors into malignant phenotypes. FAK functions in response to extracellular signals by triggering transmembrane receptor signaling, which enhances focal adhesion turnover, cell adhesion, cell migration, and gene expression. Until now, no effective drug candidates have been developed that can block the progression of the cancer caused by the FAK1. Therefore, the study aimed to identify potential drug candidates from the purchasable and natural compounds library, which will be able to block the c progression of cancer by inhibiting the activity of the FAK1. Initially, ligand-based pharmacophore approaches was applied to create a top ten best models. The best one model was utilized for the pharmacophore modeling and validation, pharmacophore-based virtual screening, virtual hit profiling, molecular docking, MD simulation, MM/GBSA and lead identification. Following the retrieval of twenty hits, four compounds were selected for further evaluation based on a molecular docking approach. Four newly discovered compounds, including Pubchem CID24601203, CID1893370, CID16355541, and ID16467343 with binding scores of -10.4, -10.1, -9.7, and -9.5 kcal/mol, respectively, may serve as lead compounds for the treatment of pancreatic cancer associated with FAK1. The ADME (Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and toxicity analyses demonstrated that the compounds were effective and nontoxic. However, further evaluation through a wet lab is needed to determine the compounds' effectiveness.