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Synthesis, Cytotoxic and Antimalarial Activities of Benzoyl Thiosemicarbazone Analogs of Isoquinoline and Related Compounds

By Somsak Ruchirawat, Ratchanok Pingaew and Supaluk Prachayasittikul


Thiosemicarbazone analogs of papaveraldine and related compounds 1–6 were synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxic and antimalarial activities. The cytotoxic activity was tested against HuCCA-1, HepG2, A549 and MOLT-3 human cancer cell lines. Thiosemicarbazones 1–5 displayed cytotoxicity toward all the tested cell lines, while compounds 2–5 selectively showed potent activity against the MOLT-3 cell lines. Significantly, N(4)-phenyl-2-benzoylpyridine thiosemicarbazone 4 exhibited the most potent activity against HuCCA-1, HepG2, A549 and MOLT-3 cell lines with IC50 values of 0.03, 4.75, 0.04 and 0.004 µg/mL, respectively. In addition, 2-benzoylpyridine thio-semicarbazones 3 and 4 showed antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum with IC50 of 10-7 to < 10-6 M. The study demonstrates the quite promising activity of analog 4 as a lead molecule for further development

Topics: thiosemicarbazone, papaveraldine, cytotoxic activity, antimalarial activity, Organic chemistry, QD241-441, Chemistry, QD1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Organic Chemistry, DOAJ:Chemistry
Publisher: MDPI AG
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.3390/molecules15020988
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