Synthesis, Biological Evaluation, and Docking Studies of New 2‐Furylbenzimidazoles as Anti‐Angiogenic Agents: Part II Academic Article uri icon


  • The 2-(5-methyl-2-furyl)-1H-benzimidazole moiety has shown promising activity against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced angiogenesis. In part I of this study, we have synthesized new analogs and tested their anti-angiogenic potentials. Here, we continue our previous study with different new analogs. Some compounds show promising cytotoxic activity against the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7, with IC50 in the range of 7.80-13.90 µg/mL, and exhibited remarkable in vitro inhibition against VEGF in the MCF-7 cancer cell line, with 95-98% of inhibition in comparison to tamoxifen as reference (IC50: 8.00 µg/mL, % of inhibition = 98%). Additionally, a molecular docking study was carried out to gain insight into plausible binding modes and to understand the structure-activity relationships of the synthesized compounds.

author list (cited authors)

  • Temirak, A., Shaker, Y. M., Ragab, F., Ali, M. M., Soliman, S. M., Mortier, J., ... Diwani, H.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • April 2014