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2-Arylquinazolin-4(3H)-ones: Inhibitory Activities Against Xanthine Oxidase

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 1 ]


Humaira Zafar, Syed M. Saad, Shahnaz Perveen, Arshia, Rizwana Malik, Ajmal Khan, Khalid M. Khan and Muhammad I. Choudhary   Pages 54 - 62 ( 9 )


2-Arylquinazolin-4(3H)-ones (1-25) were synthesized, and evaluated for their xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity. Significant to moderate activities were exhibited by the compounds 1-3, 7, 9, 13-15, 19-21, and 23 with IC50 between 2.80 - 28.13 µM as compared to the standard allopurinol (IC50 (IC50 = 2.01 ± 0.01 µM). Compounds 4-6, 8, 11-12, 16-18, 22, and 24 demonstrated a weak activity with IC50 values 44.60 - 112.60 µM. Nonetheless, compounds 10 and 25 did not show any activity. Amongst all derivatives, compound 2, containing a C-4´ dimethylamino group, was the most potent inhibitor of the enzyme with an IC50 value comparable to the standard. Kinetics studies on the most active compounds (2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 19, and 20) were conducted in order to determine their modes of inhibition and dissociation constants Ki. Some of the compounds of 2-arylquinazolin-4(3H)-one series were thus identified as potential leads for further studies towards the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout.


2-Arylquinazolin-4(3H)-ones, xanthine oxidase inhibition, uric acid, gout, allopurinol.


H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.

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