Synthesis and molecular modeling of MetAP2 of thiosemicarbazides, 1,2,4-triazoles, thioethers derived from (S)-Naproxen as possible breast cancer agents

Birgül K., Uba A. I., Çuhadar O., Sevinç S., Tiryaki S., Tiber P. M., ...More

Journal of Molecular Structure, vol.1259, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1259
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2022.132739
  • Journal Name: Journal of Molecular Structure
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chimica, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Apoptosis, Naproxen, Thioether, Breast cancer cell line, Triple negative cancer, MetAP2
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022New thiosemicarbazides (3, 5-6), 1,2,4-triazoles (14-15) and thioethers (22-68) from derived (S)-Naproxen were synthesized in this study. The structure of these compounds were elucidated by spectral (FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR) methods, besides elemental analysis and TLC. The molecular binding of the compounds on MetAP-2 was performed. Anticancer effects of the synthesized compounds were studied by using MTT assay method on MCF-7 (includes oestrogene and progesterone receptors) and MDA-MB-231 (lacks estrogen and progesterone receptors) adenocarcinoma cell lines at 0, 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 μM concentrations for 24 h. The IC50 values of novel (S)-Naproxen derivatives were determined between from 5 to 100 μM on MCF-7 breast cancer cell line and MDA-MB-231 cell lines. The apoptotic activity of selected compounds 22 and 42 were first analyzed by Annexin V staining using Tali Image-Based Cytometer. Mitochondrial membrane potential changes determined in fluorescence plate reader following JC-1 stain for compounds 22 and 42 in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells. The effect of these compounds on the cell viability 4T1 mouse mammary tumor cell line was tested at 1 to 5 times of calculated IC50 value (IC50x1, IC50x2, IC50x3, IC50x4, and IC50x5). Next in order to determine the toxicity of the combination of compound 51 and Docetaxel, WST-1 cell viability and proliferation assay was performed with 4T1.