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Bioorg Med Chem. 2008 Mar 15;16(6):3408-18. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2007.11.016. Epub 2007 Nov 9.

Antimycobacterial activities of novel 2-(sub)-3-fluoro/nitro-5,12-dihydro-5-oxobenzothiazolo[3,2-a]quinoline-6-carboxylic acid.

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Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratory, Pharmacy group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 333031, India.


Various 2-(sub)-3-fluoro/nitro-5,12-dihydro-5-oxobenzothiazolo[3,2-a]quinoline-6-carboxylic acid derivatives were synthesized from 2-aminothiophenol by a five-step reaction, evaluated for in-vitro and in-vivo antimycobacterial activities against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (MTB), multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and Mycobacterium smegmatis (MC2), and also tested for the ability to inhibit the supercoiling activity of DNA gyrase from M. smegmatis. Among the thirty-four synthesized compounds, 2-(3-(diethylcarbamoyl)piperidin-1-yl)-)-3-fluoro-5,12-dihydro-5-oxobenzothiazolo[3,2-a]quinoline-6-carboxylic acid (7l) was found to be the most active compound in vitro with MIC of 0.18 and 0.08 microM against MTB and MTR-TB, respectively. Compound 7l was found to be 2 and 570 times more potent than isoniazid against MTB and MDR-TB, respectively. In the in-vivo animal model 7l decreased the bacterial load in lung and spleen tissues with 2.78 and 3.12-log10 protections, respectively, at the dose of 50 mg/kg body weight.

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