ABCR  Vol.10 No.3 , July 2021
In-Silico Identification of Anticancer Compounds; Ligand-Based Pharmacophore Approach against EGFR Involved in Breast Cancer
Abstract: Objective: Breast cancer is a public health challenge on a global scale that is caused by environmental or genetic factors. Breast cancer is affecting both males and females, but there is still a lack of effective drugs with improved potency and admissibility against breast cancer as many of the breast cancer drugs have severe side effects. Methods: The docking approach has been used to find a new compound for breast cancer with more efficacy and tolerance and with lesser side effects. A ligand-based pharmacophore approach has been generated for 39 anticancer compounds with significance for the development of new drugs. Result: Through docking, the approach found new lead compounds for breast cancer. The proposed pharmacophore model in this study contains two HBAs and one HYD, one hydrophobic domain and two Aromatic rings and the estimated distance range is minimum to maximum of derived pharmacophore features. Conclusion: Based on this research, it is proposed that these two lead compounds may be able to be used against EGFR in breast cancer. New compounds can be identified based on common features in the Pharmacophore model. 3D pharmacophore triangle could be used for further studies because this pharmacophore has better merging and in the future for more studies can suggest the same distance range of pharmacophore features as this pharmacophore.
Cite this paper: Khalid, I. , Jafar, T. , Unar, A. , Rasool, R. , Sahar, A. and Rashid, H. (2021) In-Silico Identification of Anticancer Compounds; Ligand-Based Pharmacophore Approach against EGFR Involved in Breast Cancer. Advances in Breast Cancer Research, 10, 120-132. doi: 10.4236/abcr.2021.103010.

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