A Promising Anti-Cancer and Anti-Oxidant Agents Based on the Pyrrole and Fused Pyrrole: Synthesis, Docking Studies and Biological Evaluation

Author(s): Samar Said Fatahala, Emad Ahmed Shalaby, Shaymaa Emam Kassab, Mossad Said Mohamed

Journal Name: Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Volume 15 , Issue 4 , 2015

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A series of N-aryl derivatives of pyrrole and its related derivatives of fused form (namely; tetrahydroindole and dihydroindenopyrroles) were prepared in fair to good yields. The newly synthesized compounds were confirmed using IR, 1H NMR, Mass spectral and elemental analysis. Tetrahydrobenzo[b] pyrroles Ia-d, 1,4-dihydroindeno[1,2-b]pyrroles IIa,b and pyrroles IIIa-c,e were evaluated for anticancer activity, coinciding with the antioxidant activity; using Di-Phenyl Picryl Hydrazyl (DPPH) tests. The cytotoxicity of the tested compounds (at a concentration of 100 and 200 μg /mL) was performed against HepG-2 and EACC cell lines. Compounds Ib, d and IIa showed promising antioxidant activity beside their anticancer activity. Docking studies were employed to justify the promising anticancer activity of Ib,d and IIa. Protein kinase (PKase)-PDB entry 1FCQ was chosen as target enzyme for this purpose using the MOLSOFT ICM 3.4-8C program. The docking results of the tested compounds went aligned with the respective anticancer assay results.

Keywords: Anticancer, antioxidant, docking, pyrrole, structure-activity-relationship, synthesis.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 27 April, 2015
Page: [517 - 526]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1871520615666150105113946
Price: $65

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