Ravindra G. Kulkarnia, Stefan A. Laufer, Chandrashekhar V. M and Achaiah Garlapati Pages 91 - 99 ( 9 )
P38 mitogen activated protein kinases have been found to involve in the production and release of unwarranted levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines including TNF α and IL-1 β in numerous inflammatory diseases. A new series of molecules, 5-substituted benzoylamino-2-substituted phenylbezimidazoles has been synthesized from 4-nitro-1, 2- diaminobenzene. The synthesized compounds were characterized by FTIR, 1HNMR and Mass. The final compounds were screened for in vitro p38 kinase inhibitory and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. Three compounds from the series demonstrated nearly 50% inhibition of p38 kinase in the in vitro screening method at 10 M concentration and two molecules exhibited greater than 75% inhibition of paw oedema volume during the first hour. The docking study of synthesized molecule revealed a new binding pose in ATP binding pocket.
p38 kinase inhibitors, benzimidazoles, anti-inflammatory activity
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