Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry vol:29 issue:2 pages:237-242
Abstract In continuation of our research efforts toward the identification and optimization for novel inhibitors of interaction between human immunodeficiency virus type 1 integrase and cellular cofactor LEDGF/p75, we designed and synthesized a new series of 4-benzylindole derivatives. Most of the title compounds proved to be able to block this protein-protein interaction (PPI), with a percentage ranging from 30% to 90% at 100 µM. The most promising derivative was compound 10b showing IC50 value of 6.41 µM. The main structure-activity relationships (SAR) are discussed and rationalized by docking studies.