Author(s): Ali AR, ElBendary ER, Ghaly MA, Shehata IA
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Abstract A series of imidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles bearing pyrazole moieties 4-6(a-c) was synthesized through the reaction of 6-hydrazinylimidazo[2,1-b]thiazoles 3a-c with different β-dicarbonyl compounds. Eleven compounds were screened at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA for anticancer activity at a single dose (10 μM). The in vitro anticancer evaluation revealed that compounds 2a and 4-6(a) exhibited increased potency towards CNS SNB-75 and Renal UO-31 cancer cell lines. COMPARE analyses showed strong to considerable correlations with rapamycin (mTOR inhibitor). The results of assessment of toxicities, druglikeness, and drug score profiles of compounds 2a and 4-6(a) are promising. Some of the target compounds showed good docking scores with potential anticancer targets, chosen based on pharmacophore mapping of the established derivatives. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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