Chem-Bio Informatics Journal
Online ISSN : 1347-0442
Print ISSN : 1347-6297
ISSN-L : 1347-0442
In silico analysis of interactions of flucloxacillin and its metabolites with HLA-B*57:01
Hideto IsogaiNoriaki Hirayama
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2019 Volume 19 Pages 1-4


An antibiotic flucloxacillin (FX) which is widely used for the treatment of staphylococcal infection, is known to cause liver injury. A genome-wide association study has shown that FX induced idiosyncratic drug toxicity (IDT) is associated with HLA-B*57:01. FX is processed in the human body to produce several metabolites. Molecular interactions of FX or its metabolites with HLA-B*57:01 should play a crucial role in the occurrence of the adverse drug reaction. In this study, we have undertaken docking simulations of interactions of FX and its metabolites with HLA-B*57:01 to understand molecular mechanisms leading to the onset of IDT.

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