The structure - Antituberculosis activity relationships study in a series of 5-(4-aminophenyl)-4-substituted-2,4-dihydro-3h-1,2,4- triazole-3-thione derivatives. A combined Electronic- Topological and Neural Networks approach

Kandemirli F., Shvets N., Ünsalan S., Küçükgüzel I., Rollas S., Kovalishyn V., ...More

Medicinal Chemistry, vol.2, no.4, pp.415-422, 2006 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/157340606777724013
  • Journal Name: Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-422
  • Keywords: Antituberculosis activity, Electronic-tropological method, Neural networks, Structure-activity relationships
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


Antituberculosis activity of several 5-(4-aminophenyl)-4-alkyl/ aryl-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones (1-9) and their thiourea derivatives (10-31) were screened for their antimycobacterial activities against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv using the BACTEC 460 radiometric system. Of the synthesized compounds, 10-12, 30 were the most active derivatives exhibiting more than 90% inhibition of mycobacterial growth at 12.5 μg/mL. Structure-activity relationships study was performed for the given series by using the Electronic-Topological Method combined with Neural Networks (ETM-NN). A system of prognosis was developed as the result of training associative neural network (ASNN) using weights of pharmacophoric fragments as descriptors. Descriptors were calculated by the projection of ETM compound and pharmacophoric fragments on the elements of Kohonen's self-organizing maps (SOM). From the detailed analysis of all compounds under study, the necessary requirements for a compound to possess antituberculosis activity were formulated. The analysis have shown that any requirements violation for a molecule implies a considerable decrease or even complete loss of its activity. © 2006 Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.