Antitumor studies. part 3: design, synthesis, antitumor activity, and molecular docking study of novel 2-methylthio-, 2-amino-, and 2-(N-substituted amino)-10-alkyl-2-deoxo-5-deazaflavins. Academic Article uri icon


  • Various novel 10-alkyl-2-deoxo-2-methylthio-5-deazaflavins have been synthesized by reaction of 6-(N-alkylanilino)-2-methylthiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones with Vilsmeier reagent. The similar 2-(N-substituted amino) derivatives were prepared by nucleophilic replacement reaction of the 2-methylthio moiety by appropriate amines. The 2-oxo derivatives (i.e., 5-deazaflavins) were obtained by acidic hydrolysis of the 2-methylthio derivatives. The antitumor activities against CCRF-HSB-2 and KB cells and the antiviral activities against HSV-1 and HSV-2 have been investigated in vitro, and many compounds showed promising antitumor activities. Furthermore, AutoDock molecular docking into PTK has been done for lead optimization of these compounds as potential PTK inhibitors. Whereas, the designed 2-deoxo-5-deazaflavins connected with amino acids at the 2-position exhibited the good binding affinities into PTK with more hydrogen bonds.

published proceedings

  • Bioorg Med Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Ali, H. I., Ashida, N., & Nagamatsu, T.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Ali, Hamed I||Ashida, Noriyuki||Nagamatsu, Tomohisa

publication date

  • October 2007