Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2023 , Vol 27 , Issue 5
In silico investigation of novel 5-benzylidene-2- (arylsulfonylhydrazono)thiazolidine-4-ones as potential inhibitors of mPGES-1 and COX-2
1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Başıbüyük 34854, İstanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.29228/jrp.491 Studies on the development of safe anti-inflammatory agents targeting the inhibition of the mPGES-1 enzyme responsible for PGE2 production are increasing day by day. Moreover, selective inhibition of the mPGES-1 enzyme which modulates the tumor microenvironment and inhibits tumor growth, making the mPGES-1 enzyme one of the important macromolecular targets in cancer therapy. The aim of our study was to develop selective mPGES-1 inhibitors and to determine their in silico mPGES-1 enzyme inhibition potential. In this study, the binding affinities of 14 novel designed 5-benzylidene-2-(arylsulfonylhydrazono)thiazolidine-4-one derivatives were investigated against mPGES-1 and COX-2 enzymes by computer-aided molecular modeling studies. Among the designed compounds 1-14, it was presented with in silico data that compound 8-14, which does not interact with the active site of the COX-2 enzyme, exhibited selective binding with mPGES-1 enzyme. Moreover, compounds 10-13 have been suggested as selective mPGES-1 inhibitors with a better in silico binding energy than the first discovered mPGES-1 inhibitor MK886. Finally, ADMET profiles of compounds 1-14 were calculated. None of these compounds violated the Lipinski and Veber rules. Keywords : 4-Thiazolidinone; mPGES-1; COX-2; in silico; ADMET
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