In Silico Investigation of Phytochemicals against Typhoid: A Review

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Shivam Mishra


Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi, and is a major public health issue in developing countries. The emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of S. Typhi has raised concerns about the effectiveness of existing treatments and has prompted the exploration of alternative therapies. Phytochemicals, which are bioactive compounds found in plants, have been investigated as potential sources of new antibacterial agents against typhoid. In this review, we conducted an in silico investigation of phytochemicals and their potential activity against S. Typhi. Our review examined current literature on phytochemicals and their antibacterial activity against S. Typhi. Using molecular docking studies, we investigated the potential binding of these phytochemicals to the target protein, DNA gyrase, which is an important drug target in S. Typhi. Our results indicate that several phytochemicals exhibit promising binding affinities to DNA gyrase, suggesting their potential as effective antibacterial agents against typhoid. Overall, our findings highlight the potential of phytochemicals as a source of new therapeutics for typhoid fever, particularly in regions where multidrug-resistant strains of S. Typhi are prevalent. The in silico approach used in this review provides a valuable tool for screening and identifying potential candidates for further investigation. Further studies are needed to validate the results of in silico studies and to explore the potential of phytochemicals as antibacterial agents against typhoid.

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Mishra S. In Silico Investigation of Phytochemicals against Typhoid: A Review. IJPBR [Internet]. 4Apr.2023 [cited 21Feb.2024];11(01). Available from:
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