Anticancer Activity of New Compounds Using Benzimidazole as a Scaffold

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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

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Anticancer Activity of New Compounds Using Benzimidazole as a Scaffold

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 14(7): 1003-1018.

Author(s): Mohd Rashid, Asif Husain, Mohammad Shaharyar and Mohd Sarafroz.

Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 110062, India.


The design and synthesis of substituted 1-(1-ethy-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl) ethanone (3a-f) and substituted 1-(2-bromoethyl)-2- (1-hydrazinylidene or ethylidene)-1H-benzimidazole (3g-j) have been successfully achieved under microwave irradiation with an aim for finding promising anticancer agents. Among the synthetic compounds, those with potential activity were selected and evaluated in-vitro for anticancer activity at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA, against 60 cancer cell lines from nine types of human cancer. The title compound 3e (NSC: 765733/1) exhibited notable growth inhibition that satisfies threshold criteria at single dose (10 µM) on all human cell lines of NCI. This compound was considered for further study at five dose levels (0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 and 100 µM) with GI50 values ranging from 0.19 to 92.7 µM. Compound 3e was found superior for Non-small cell lung cancer cell lines (HOP-92) and calculated end points (GI50 0.19, TGI 1.45, LC50 >100 and Log10GI50 -6.70, Log10TGI -5.84, Log10LC50 >-4.00). Docking study was performed using Maestro 9.0 to provide binding mode into binding sites of topoisomerase enzyme (PDB ID: 1SC7). Hopefully in the future, compound 3e could be used as novel template for the development of potential anticancer agents.


Anticancer compounds, bendamustine, benzimidazole, chlorambucil, NCI-60 human cell lines, sulforhodamine B.

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Article Details

Volume: 14
Issue Number: 7
First Page: 1003
Last Page: 1018
Page Count: 16
DOI: 10.2174/1871520614666140509153021
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