Computational analysis of CDH1 missense mutations in the cause of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer

  • S. Santhiya Bioinformatics Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu
  • V. Shanthi Industrial Biotechnology Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu
  • R. Rajasekaran Bioinformatics Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu
  • Karuppasamy Ramanathan Bioinformatics Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu
Keywords: Missense mutation, SIFT, Polyphen 2.0, I-Mutant, SNPs&Go, Molecular Docking


In this present study, we computationally identified the germline missense mutation in the E-cadherin (CDH1) gene causing hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). The analysis was initiated with SIFT followed by PolyPhen and I-Mutant2.0 programs with the help of 68 CDH1 variants retrieved from dbSNP. The analysis indicates that 10 variants such as P201R, A298T, E336D, C695R, N751K, Y755C, D768N, G879S, D882N and R169H were commonly found to be less stable and damaging by SIFT, PolyPhen and I-Mutant2.0 programs. Furthermore, SNPs&GO was used to predict the disease related mutations from the protein sequence. Finally, the affinities for the cetuximab with CDH1 variants were examined by using molecular docking algorithm. The result showed that P201R, A298T, E336D and R169H variants were found to be highly significant than the other mutations considered in our analysis. We sincerely hope that these findings certainly helpful for the experimental biologist working in HDGC drug development.


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Karuppasamy Ramanathan, Bioinformatics Division, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu
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How to Cite
Santhiya, S., V. Shanthi, R. Rajasekaran, and K. Ramanathan. “Computational Analysis of CDH1 Missense Mutations in the Cause of Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 8, no. 2, May 2013, pp. 207-13, doi:10.3329/bjp.v8i2.14679.
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