Special Issue "Featured Papers to Celebrate the New Era of the Journal Pharmaceuticals"

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
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Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
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Dear Colleagues,

In 2020, the journal Pharmaceuticals is experiencing a rebirth, and many events are planned for this year as indicated in the Editorial published on January 1st (https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8247/13/1/6 ).

For example, in 2020, Pharmaceuticals will receive its first impact factor and will organize and sponsor the 6th edition of the series International Electronic Conferences on Medicinal Chemistry (https://sciforum.net/series/ecmc/latest).

Pharmaceuticals is now published on a monthly basis, and submissions are distributed into seven sections, namely, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biopharmaceuticals, Natural Products, Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technology, and General.

In order to celebrate this renewal, we kindly invite you to submit a review or a research article to this Special Issue.

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
Guest Editor

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Synthesis, Optimization, Antifungal Activity, Selectivity, and CYP51 Binding of New 2-Aryl-3-azolyl-1-indolyl-propan-2-ols
Pharmaceuticals 2020, 13(8), 186; https://doi.org/10.3390/ph13080186 (registering DOI) - 08 Aug 2020
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A series of 2-aryl-3-azolyl-1-indolyl-propan-2-ols was designed as new analogs of fluconazole (FLC) by replacing one of its two triazole moieties by an indole scaffold. Two different chemical approaches were then developed. The first one, in seven steps, involved the synthesis of the key [...] Read more.
A series of 2-aryl-3-azolyl-1-indolyl-propan-2-ols was designed as new analogs of fluconazole (FLC) by replacing one of its two triazole moieties by an indole scaffold. Two different chemical approaches were then developed. The first one, in seven steps, involved the synthesis of the key intermediate 1-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)methyl-1H-indole and the final opening of oxiranes by imidazole or 1H-1,2,4-triazole. The second route allowed access to the target compounds in only three steps, this time with the ring opening by indole and analogs. Twenty azole derivatives were tested against Candida albicans and other Candida species. The enantiomers of the best anti-Candida compound, 2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-3-(1H-indol-1-yl)-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol (8g), were analyzed by X-ray diffraction to determine their absolute configuration. The (−)-8g enantiomer (Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) = IC80 = 0.000256 µg/mL on C. albicans CA98001) was found with the S-absolute configuration. In contrast the (+)-8g enantiomer was found with the R-absolute configuration (MIC = 0.023 µg/mL on C. albicans CA98001). By comparison, the MIC value for FLC was determined as 0.020 µg/mL for the same clinical isolate. Additionally, molecular docking calculations and molecular dynamics simulations were carried out using a crystal structure of Candida albicans lanosterol 14α-demethylase (CaCYP51). The (−)-(S)-8g enantiomer aligned with the positioning of posaconazole within both the heme and access channel binding sites, which was consistent with its biological results. All target compounds have been also studied against human fetal lung fibroblast (MRC-5) cells. Finally, the selectivity of four compounds on a panel of human P450-dependent enzymes (CYP19, CYP17, CYP26A1, CYP11B1, and CYP11B2) was investigated. Full article
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