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Bioorg Med Chem. 2007 May 1;15(9):3134-42. Epub 2007 Feb 23.

Synthesis and evaluation of 2-(2,6-dihalophenyl)-3-pyrimidinyl-1,3-thiazolidin-4-one analogues as anti-HIV-1 agents.

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Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow 226 001, India.

Abstract

A series of 2-(2,6-dihalophenyl)-3-(substituted pyrimidinyl)-1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones were designed on the prediction of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) studies, synthesized, and evaluated as HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Our attempts in correlating the identified molecular surface features related properties for modeling the HIV-1 RT inhibitory activity resulted in some statistically significant QSAR models with good predictive ability. The results showed that compounds 4m and 4n were highly active in inhibiting HIV-1 replication with EC(50) values in the range of 22-28 nM in MT-4 as well as in CEM cells with selectivity indexes of >10,000. The derived models collectively suggest that the compounds should be compact without bulky substitution on its peripheries for better HIV-1 RT inhibitory activity. These models also indicate a preference for hydrophobic compounds to obtain good HIV-1 RT inhibitory activity.

PMID:
17349793
DOI:
10.1016/j.bmc.2007.02.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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