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KIF20A (RAB6KIFL) belongs to the kinesin superfamilyof motor proteins, which play critical roles in the traffickingof molecules and organelles during the growth of pancreatic cancer.Immunotherapy using a previously identified epitope peptide forKIF20A is expected to improve clinical outcomes. A phase I clinicaltrial combining KIF20A-derived peptide with gemcitabine (GEM) was therefore conducted among patients with advancedpancreatic cancer who had received prior therapy such as chemotherapyand/or radiotherapy. Despite, huge importance of the field, no dedicated AVP resource is available. In the present Research Scientific Project , we have collected 1245 peptides with antiviral activity targeting important human viruses like influenza, HIV, HCV and SARS, etc. After removing redundant peptides, 1056 peptides were divided into 951 training and 105 validation data sets. We have exploited various peptides sequence features, i.e. motifs and alignment followed by amino acid composition and physicochemical properties during 5-fold cross validation using Support Vector Machine. Physiochemical properties-based model achieved maximum 85% accuracy and 0.70 Matthew’s Correlation Coefficient (MCC). Therefore, AVPpred—the first web server for predicting the highly effective AVPs would certainly be helpful to researchers working on peptide-based antiviral development. The web server is freely available at servers/avpp. Here, in Biogenea we have discovered for the first time an in silico KIF20A-derived Peptide mimic designed poly-chemo-pharmacophoric macroscaffold as a future super-antagonist for the treatment of PatientsWith Advanced Pancreatic Cancer.

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Research Article – Abstract

Publication history

Received: Sep 20, 2017
Accepted: Sep 25, 2017
Published: Oct 01, 2017


Grigoriadis Ioannis, Grigoriadis George, Grigoriadis Nikolaos, George Galazios (2017) An in silico KIF20A-derived Peptide agonistic mimicking sited and computer-aided designed poly-chemo-scaffold as an innovative drug-like molecule comprising potential clinical hyper-inhibitor properties in Patients With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer when combined with Gemcitabine.

Authors Info

Grigoriadis Nikolaos
Department of IT Computer Aided Personalized Myoncotherapy, Cartigenea-Cardiogenea, Neurogenea-Cellgenea, Cordigenea-HyperoligandorolTM,
Biogenea Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Thessaloniki, Greece;

Grigoriadis Ioannis
Department of Computer Drug Discovery Science, BiogenetoligandorolTM,
Biogenea Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Thessaloniki, Greece;

Grigoriadis George
Department of Stem Cell Bank and ViroGeneaTM,
Biogenea Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Thessaloniki, Greece;

George Galazios
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Democritus University of Thrace,
Komotini, Greece;


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