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posted on 05.05.2022, 08:15 by Abdo A Elfiky



During the past few months, Mucormycosis has been associated with SARS-CoV-2 infections. Molecular docking combined with molecular dynamics simulation is utilized to test nucleotide-based inhibitors against the RdRps of SARS-CoV-2 solved structure and Rhizopus oryzae RdRp model built in silico. The results reveal a comparable binding affinity of Sofosbuvir, Galidesivir, Ribavirin, and Remdesivir compared to the physiological nucleotide triphosphates against R. oryzae RdRp as well as the SARS-CoV-2 RdRp as reported before. Additionally, other compounds such as; Setrobuvir, YAK, IDX-184, and modified GTP compounds 2, 3, & 4 show potential calculated average binding affinities against R. oryzae RdRp. The present in silico study suggests the dual inhibition potential of the recommended drugs and compounds against SARS-CoV-2 and R. oryzae RdRps.