Medicinal Chemistry

Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Design, Synthesis and Biological Activity of Aromatic Diketone Derivatives as HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitors

Author(s): Liming Hu, Zhipeng Li, Zhanyang Wang, Gengxin Liu, Xianzhuo He, Xiaoli Wang, Chengchu Zeng.

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A series of aromatic diketone derivatives were designed and synthesized as potential HIV-1 integrase (IN) inhibitors and evaluated to determine their ability to inhibit the strand transfer process of HIV-1 integrase. The results indicate that (Z)-1-(3-acetyl-2-hydroxy-4,6-dimethoxyphenyl)-3-hydroxy-3-(substituted)phenylprop-2-en-1-one (5a-5d) can moderately inhibit HIV-1 integrase. The cyclization and condensation products (6a-6c and 7e-7f) of compounds 5a-5d show poor inhibitory activity against HIV-1 integrase. The molecular docking results indicate that the different types of compounds act on HIV-1 integrase in different ways, and these results can explain the differences in the inhibitory activities.

Keywords: Aromatic diketones, desmosdumotin D, HIV IN inhibitory activity, integrase inhibitor, molecular docking.

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Article Details

Year: 2015
Page: [180 - 187]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573406410666140829154131
Price: $58