Header menu link for other important links
Luminescent Anticancer Acenaphtho[1, 2‐b]quinoxaline: Green Synthesis, DFT and Molecular Docking Studies, Live‐Cell Imaging and Reactivity towards Nucleic Acid and Protein BSA
De S, Subran S.K, Ramasamy S.K, Banerjee S, , Kalleshappa A.K.S.
Published in Wiley
Volume: 3
Issue: 19
Pages: 5421 - 5430

A series of acenaphtho[1, 2-b]quinoxaline derivatives 3 a-3 j were prepared using single step condensation of acenaphthoquinone with different o-phenylene diamine derivatives on water under sonication. Interaction of 9-fluoro acenaptho[1, 2-b]quinoxaline (3 g) with calf-thymus DNA has been explored by using absorption and emission techniques. The compound 3 g cleave DNA oxidatively without any exogenous additives. The protein binding ability has been observed by quenching of tryptophan emission in the presence of 3 g using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as model protein. The DNA and protein docking study suggests that most of the quinoxaline derivatives interact with DNA through the minor groove and occupies the active site of the protein favorably by hydrogen bonding. The density functional calculations carried out on 3 a-3 j have shown that electron-rich regions in the highest occupied orbital are localized on the quinoxaline moiety. Live-cells imaging result showed the clear evidence of strong cellular uptake of compound 3 g in HeLa cell line. The MTT assay concluded that compounds:9,10-dichloroacenaptho[1, 2-b]quinoxaline (3 d), 9-bromoacenaptho[1, 2-b]quinoxaline (3 e), 3 g and 9-chloro-10-fluroacenaptho[1, 2-b]quinoxaline (3 j) were exhibited highly selective cytotoxicity profiles in two cancer cell lines such as MCF-7 and HeLa with respect to normal HEK-293. Among them, compound 3 g displayed high potency and selectivity in all the cell lines. © 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetChemistrySelect
PublisherData powered by TypesetWiley
Open Access0