Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Urea and Thiourea Bearing thieno[3,2-d]-pyrimidines as PI3 Kinase Inhibitors

Author(s): Srinu Bodige, Parameshwar Ravula, Kali Charan Gulipalli, Srinivas Endoori, J.N. Narendra Sharath Chandra, Purna Koteswara Rao Cherukumalli, Vanaja.G.R, Nareshvarma Seelam*

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

Volume 18 , Issue 6 , 2018

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Background: Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase α (PI3Kα) is a ubiquitous intracellular enzyme, mainly involved in intracellular signaling pathways, promotes cellular growth, proliferation, and differentiation. Therefore, inhibition of PI3K can be a hotspot in molecular targeted therapy for the treatment of cancer.

Methods: The present research work involves molecular docking studies performed to screen derivatives of urea and thiourea bearing thieno [3,2-d]-pyrimidines against the active site of PI3K enzyme using MOE.2008.10. The designed structures (6a-f) and (7a-j) were synthesized by the facile synthetic methods and evaluated for their anticancer activity against HT-29 and MCF-7 cell lines and inhibitory activity against PI3Kα enzyme.

Results: Among the tested compounds, 4-(4-(2-(3-(pyrimidin-2-yl)thioureido)ethyl)piperazin-1-yl)thieno[3,2- d]pyrimidine-6-carboxamide (7f) showed the highest anticancer activity against HT-29 and MCF-7 cell lines with IC50 values of 2.18 µM and 4.25 µM, respectively. Further, the same compound also exhibited potent PI3Kα inhibitory activity with IC50 value of 1.26 µM.

Conclusion: Docking studies supported the initial pharmacophoric hypothesis and suggested a mode of interaction at the active binding site of PI3Kα, demonstrating that the target compounds were potential inhibitory agents for cancer therapy.

Keywords: Thieno [3, 2-d]-pyrimidines, anticancer agents, molecular docking, PI3K inhibitors, novel urea, facile synthetic methods.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 12 November, 2018
Page: [891 - 902]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1871520618666180209151018
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