Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 19 pp 19468—19492
Pharmacological targets and mechanisms of calycosin against meningitis
- 1 Department of Neurology (Area Two), Guigang City People’s Hospital, The Eighth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Guigang, PR China
- 2 College of Pharmacy, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, PR China
- 3 Department of Gynecology, Guigang City People's Hospital, The Eighth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Guigang, Guangxi, PR China
Received: June 2, 2020 Accepted: July 25, 2020 Published: October 8, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103886
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This report aimed to identity the potential anti-meningitis targets and mechanisms functioned by calycosin through network pharmacology approach. The bioinformatics databases were used to screen and collect the candidate genes/targets of calycosin and meningitis prior to identification of vital biotargets of calycosin-anti-meningitis. Additionally, the functional processes, signaling pathways of calycosin-anti-meningitis were screened and identified before further data visualization. As a result, all candidate and mapped biotargets of calycosin and meningitis were harvested before the vital targets of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), ataxia telangiectasia mutated protein (ATM), estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1), caspase-8 (CASP8), nerve growth factor (NGF) of calycosin-anti-meningitis were identified. The molecular processes of calycosin-anti-meningitis were screened and identified, including reduction of inflammatory development. Furthermore, the molecular pathways of calycosin-anti-meningitis were revealed, including suppression of NF-kappa B, Toll-like receptor, TNF signaling pathways. Molecular docking findings uncovered the docking capacity of calycosin with meningitis and potential pharmacological activity of calycosin against meningitis. In conclusion, these bioinformatic data uncovered the network targets and mechanisms of calycosin-anti-meningitis. And the current findings indicated that the vital targets might be used as potent biomarkers for detecting meningitis.