Synthesis, docking and biological activities of novel hybrids celecoxib and anthraquinone analogs as potent cytotoxic agents. Academic Article uri icon


  • Herein, novel hybrid compounds of celecoxib and 2-aminoanthraquinone derivatives have been synthesized using condensation reactions of celecoxib with 2-aminoanthraquinone derivatives or 2-aminoanthraquinon with celecoxib derivatives. Celecoxib was reacted with different acid chlorides, 2-chloroethylisocyanate and bis (2-chloroethyl) amine hydrochloride. These intermediates were then reacted with 2-aminoanthraquinone. Also the same different acid chlorides and 2-chloroethylisocyanate were reacted with 2-aminoanthraquinone and the resulting intermediates were reacted with celecoxib to give isomers for the previous compounds. The antitumor activities against hepatic carcinoma tumor cell line (HEPG2) have been investigated in vitro, and all these compounds showed promising activities, especially compound 3c, 7, and 12. Flexible docking studies involving AutoDock 4.2 was investigated to identify the potential binding affinities and the mode of interaction of the hybrid compounds into two protein tyrosine kinases namely, SRC (Pp60v-src) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor, PDGFR (c-Kit). The compounds in this study have a preferential affinity for the c-Kit PDGFR PTK over the non-receptor tyrosine kinase SRC (Pp60v-src).

published proceedings

  • Int J Mol Sci

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Almutairi, M. S., Hegazy, G. H., Haiba, M. E., Ali, H. I., Khalifa, N. M., & Soliman, A.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Almutairi, Maha S||Hegazy, Gehan H||Haiba, Mogedda E||Ali, Hamed I||Khalifa, Nagy M||Soliman, Abd El-mohsen M

publication date

  • December 2014