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Opioids are well known for their potent analgesic efficacy and severe side effects. Studies have shown that analgesic effects are mediated by the downstream G-protein-dependent pathway of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR), and another β-arrestin-dependent pathway mediates side effects such as respiratory depression, constipation and tolerance etc. TRV130 is a biased ligand for G-protein-dependent pathway, which has high analgesia and has fewer side effects than morphine. In this study, the structure similarity search was performed on the IBSSC database using Oliceridine (TRV130) and PZM21 as templates. The 3D structure-based pharmacophore model was built and combined molecular docking prediction mode was selected to filter out small molecules, Finally, based on affinity prediction, four candidate molecules were obtained. Molecular dynamics simulations explored the detailed interaction mechanism of proteins with small molecules under dynamics. These results suggest that these candidate molecules are potential MOR agonists. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Xuan Jiang, Shuxiang Li, Hongbin Zhang, Liang-Liang Wang. Discovery of potentially biased agonists of mu-opioid receptor (MOR) through molecular docking, pharmacophore modeling, and MD simulation. Computational biology and chemistry. 2021 Feb;90:107405

PMID: 33184004

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