Chemical Papers

, Volume 72, Issue 6, pp 1369–1378 | Cite as

Synthesis, anticancer evaluation and molecular docking studies of bis(indolyl) triazinones, Nortopsentin analogs

  • Reddymasu Sreenivasulu
  • Rudavath Durgesh
  • Surender Singh Jadav
  • Pombala Sujitha
  • C. Ganesh Kumar
  • Rudraraju Ramesh RajuEmail author
Original Paper


A new series of bis indolyl tri keto diazo compounds and 3,5-bis(3′-indolyl) triazinones were designed and synthesized as anticancer agents. Their anticancer activity was screened in vitro towards four different human cancer cell lines like HeLa, MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and A549 cell lines. Among them, compounds 17a and 17b showed potent cytotoxicity with inhibition (IC50) values of 4.6 and 1.3 µM on Human Cervical cancer cell line, respectively. The in silico simulation studies using ADT 1.5.6 tools revealed unique π–π interactions of indole ring of compound 17b with colchicines active site residue Tyr312 could be a valid reason behind its maximum potency when compared to remaining compounds in responsible of its higher activity.

Graphical Abstract


Nortopsentins Triazinones Diazo tri keto compounds Anti-tumor activity Colchicine 



The authors will thankful to University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India for financial assistance in the form of Major Research Project F.No. 42-285/2013 (SR).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reddymasu Sreenivasulu
    • 1
  • Rudavath Durgesh
    • 1
  • Surender Singh Jadav
    • 2
  • Pombala Sujitha
    • 3
  • C. Ganesh Kumar
    • 3
  • Rudraraju Ramesh Raju
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAcharya Nagarjuna UniversityGunturIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and TechnologyBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology DivisionCSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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