Bioorg Chem 2017 02 18;70:256-266. Epub 2017 Jan 18.
Faculty of Pharmacy, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India. Electronic address:
A novel series of substituted N-(2-(2,3-dioxoindolin-1-yl)acetyl)-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxamide was designed, synthesized and evaluated for in vitro Reverse Transcriptase (RT) inhibitory activity. This series is a combination of peculiar structural features from leading scaffolds of [(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-6-(phenylthio)thymine (HEPT) and oxyindole. In vitro screening led to identification of two hybrids (9c and 9d) possessing higher RT inhibitory activity than the standard rilpivirine. Docking study was performed to study the binding orientations of synthesized hybrids towards RT enzyme.