Synthesis, Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Indole Based Novel Small Molecules

(E-pub Ahead of Print)

Author(s): Aslıhan Kurt-Kızıldoğan, Çiğdem Otur, Can Yılmaz, Sevki Arslan, Dogukan Mutlu, Arif Kivrak*, Muheb Algso, Abdussamet Kayhan, Doğan Çetin, Metin Konus*

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Become EABM
Become Reviewer


Background: Indoles probably represent one of the most important heterocyclic structures that have been attracting the interest of many scientists in drug discovery.

Methods: Pd-catalyst Sonogashira coupling reactions, MTT Assay, Antioxidant capacity test, Antimicrobial test, GST enzyme activity test.

Results and Discussion: 1-ethyl-2-phenyl-3-(phenylethynyl)-1H-indole had antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It displayed significant induction in glutathione S-transferases (GST) enzyme activity in human liver cancer cell lines (HepG2), but cytotoxic effect on all tested cancer cell lines could not be observed.

Conclusion: All of these results showed that 1-ethyl-2-phenyl-3-(phenylethynyl)-1H-indole had antioxidant and antimicrobial properties without cytotoxic effect, which could make it a promising active component.

Keywords: Indole, heteroaromatic compounds, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial, small molecules.

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

(E-pub Ahead of Print)
DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201109203226
Price: $95

Article Metrics

PDF: 1