Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry vol:27 issue:5 pages:628-640
Four series of forty-five nitrogen-containing polyhydroxylated aromatics based on caffeic acid phenethyl ester were designed and synthesized as HIV-1 integrase (IN) inhibitors. Most of these compounds inhibited IN catalytic activities in low micromolar range. Among these new analogues, compounds 9e and 9f were the most potent IN inhibitors with IC(50) value of 0.7 μM against strand transfer reaction. Their key structure-activity relationships were also discussed.