Previously, we designed and synthesized the 2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole-1,8(5H)-dione as a versatile structural platform to be functionalized to obtain potential DNA-interactive agents by intercalation and/or reversible enzyme inhibition. Herein, we report an alternative synthetic route for the preparation of this heterocyclic template as well as the synthesis of an its “two-armed” derivative. Also, a computational docking study to investigate the possible DNA-binding mode of well-known binders and title compound was performed.
Keywords: DNA binders, Docking, Intercalation, Two-armed derivatives, 2,3,6,7-Tetrahydro-1H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]indole- 1, 8(5H)-dione
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