Novel N-(Substituted) Thioacetamide Quinazolinone Benzenesulfonamides as Antimicrobial Agents.

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Novel N-(Substituted) Thioacetamide Quinazolinone Benzenesulfonamides as Antimicrobial Agents.

Int J Nanomedicine. 2020;15:3161-3180

Authors: Ghorab MM, Alqahtani AS, Soliman AM, Askar AA

Abstract
Aim: With the rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance, efforts are being made to obtain new selective antimicrobial agents. Hybridization between quinazolinone and benzenesulfonamide can provide new antimicrobial candidates. Also, the use of nanoparticles can help boost drug efficacy and lower side effects.
Materials and Methods: Novel quinazolinone-benzenesulfonamide derivatives 5-18 were synthesized and screened for their antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, MRSA and yeast. The most potent compound 16 was conjugated with copper oxide nanoparticles 16-CuONPs by gamma irradiation (4.5 KGy). Characterization was performed using UV-Visible, TEM examination, XRD patterns and DLS. Moreover, compound 16 was used to synthesize two nanoformulations: 16-CNPs by loading 16 in chitosan nanoparticles and the nanocomposites 16-CuONPs-CNPs. Characterization of these nanoformulations was performed using TEM and zeta potential. Besides, the inhibitory profile against Staphylococcus aureus DNA gyrase was assayed. Cytotoxic evaluation of 16, 16-CNPs and 16-CuONPs-CNPs on normal VERO cell line was carried out to determine its relative safety. Molecular docking of 16 was performed inside the active site of S. aureus DNA gyrase.
Results: Compound 16 was the most active in this series against all the tested strains and showed inhibition zones and MICs in the ranges of 25-36 mm and 0.31-5.0 µg/mL, respectively. The antimicrobial screening of the synthesized nanoformulations revealed that 16-CuONPs-CNPs displayed the most potent activity. The MBCs of 16 and the nanoformulations were measured and proved their bactericidal mode of action. The inhibitory profile against S. aureus DNA gyrase showed IC50 ranging from 10.57 to 27.32 µM. Cytotoxic evaluation of 16, 16-CNPs and 16-CuONPs-CNPs against normal VERO cell lines proved its relative safety (IC50= 927, 543 and 637 µg/mL, respectively). Molecular docking of 16 inside the active site of S. aureus DNA gyrase showed that it binds in the same manner as that of the co-crystallized ligand, ciprofloxacin.
Conclusion: Compound 16 could be considered as a new antimicrobial lead candidate with enhanced activity upon nanoformulation.

PMID: 32440116 [PubMed - in process]