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Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2626-2635; doi:10.3390/molecules16032626

Synthesis and In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of 7-(3-Amino-6,7-dihydro-2-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[4,3-c] Pyridin-5(4H)-yl)fluoroquinolone Derivatives

Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100050, China
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Received: 31 December 2010 / Revised: 16 March 2011 / Accepted: 18 March 2011 / Published: 22 March 2011
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A series of novel 7-(3-amino-6,7-dihydro-2-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridin- 5(4H)-yl)fluoroquinolone derivatives were designed, synthesized and characterized by 1H-NMR, MS and HRMS. These fluoroquinolones were evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial activity against representative Gram-positive and Gram-negative strains. Results reveal that most of the target compounds exhibit good growth inhibitory potency against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) (MIC: 0.25–4 μg/mL) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (MIC: 0.25–1 μg/mL). In addition, compound 8f is 8–128 fold more potent than the reference drugs gemifloxacin (GM), moxifloxacin (MX), ciprofloxacin (CP) and levofloxacin (LV) against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 10-05 and Streptococcus hemolyticus 1002 and 2–64 fold more active against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus 10-03 and 10-04.
Keywords: fluoroquinolone; antibacterial activity; synthesis fluoroquinolone; antibacterial activity; synthesis
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Guo, X.; Liu, M.L.; Guo, H.Y.; Wang, Y.C.; Wang, J.X. Synthesis and In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of 7-(3-Amino-6,7-dihydro-2-methyl-2H-pyrazolo[4,3-c] Pyridin-5(4H)-yl)fluoroquinolone Derivatives. Molecules 2011, 16, 2626-2635.

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