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ISSN (Print): 1573-4080
ISSN (Online): 1875-6662

Research Article

Design of Cyclobut-3-Ene-1,2 Dione Derivatives as Anti-tubercular Agents

Author(s): N. Ramalakshmi*, K. Bhuvaneshwaran, A. Prabakaran, N.J. Thulasiraman, M. Bhavani, R. Aysvaryah and S. Arunkumar

Volume 20, Issue 2, 2024

Published on: 25 January, 2024

Page: [132 - 149] Pages: 18

DOI: 10.2174/0115734080266495231208045622

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Introduction: Recent studies have shown modified cyclobutene derivatives as potent anti- tubercular agents, and the discovery of drugs against strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is still a crucial challenge in the modern world.

Objective: The objective of the present study is to design and perform molecular docking studies and in-silico analysis of some novel cyclobut-3-ene-1,2 Dione derivatives with the aim of creating new, potential Mtb ATP synthase inhibitors.

Materials and Methods: The structures of 24 compounds of diamino-substituted cyclobut-3-ene-1,2 Dione derivatives against Mtb ATP synthase were drawn using ChemSketch. Further, molecular docking and in-silico studies for the prediction of drug-likeness and pharmacokinetic parameters were carried out.

Results: The docking studies of the novel compounds were done, and they had a better docking score with a good binding affinity towards the protein molecule. The synthesized compounds also comply with the in-silico prediction of drug-likeness and pharmacokinetic parameters and have shown good activity against Mtb ATP synthase.

Conclusion: The current study shows that the cyclobut-3-ene-1,2 Dione derivatives can serve as a better lead molecule against Mtb ATP synthase and can be involved in further drug discovery.

Keywords: Cyclobut-3-ene-1, 2 dione derivative, Mtb ATP synthase, pyridazine, molecular docking studies, in-silico studies, 1c17.

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