Virtual Screening of 8-Gingerol in Zingiber officinale Towards Cox-2 Gene


  • Yohanes Bare Universitas Nusa Nipa
  • Mansur S Nusa Nipa University
  • Maria Helvina Nusa Nipa University
  • Aprianus Pani Pili Nusa Nipa University


Keyword: 8-gingerol; anti-inflammation; COX-2; zinger.


Abstract. Ginger rhizome has polyphenol component which is 8-gingerol. Recent research showed that the compound has role as antiinflammation and antioxidant. This study aim to analyze the role of 8-gingerol which interacts with COX-2. This study used in silico analysis. Protein model COX-2 (ID: 6cox) was taken from Protein Data Bank (PDB) database while 8-gingerol (CID: 168114) from PubChem. Docking and visualization of interaction between COX-2 and 8-gingerol using Discovery Study Client 4.1 software. We found 8-gingerol has the potential as an inhibitor of the COX-2 gene as evidenced by the 3 amino acid residues that interact with the ligands on the active site and are supported by van der Waals forces and a bond energy of -340.3 cal/mol. 


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Bare, Y., S, M., Helvina, M., & Pili, A. P. (2021). Virtual Screening of 8-Gingerol in Zingiber officinale Towards Cox-2 Gene. Proceeding International Conference on Science and Engineering, 4, 272–275. Retrieved from