Document Type: Research article
Department of Chemistry, Government College University, Lahore-54000, Pakistan.
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Kongju National University, Gongju, 32588, South Korea.
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan.
Faculty of Pharmacy and Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Products Discovery (AuRIns), Level 9, FF3, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Considering the diversified pharmacological importance of thiazole and triazole heterocyclic moieties, a unique series of S-aralkylated bi-heterocyclic hybrids, 7a-l, was synthesized in a convergent manner. The structures of newly synthesized compounds were characterized by 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, IR, and EI-MS spectral studies. The structure-activity relationship of these compounds was envisaged by analyzing their inhibitory effects against tyrosinase, whereby all these molecules exhibited potent inhibitory potentials relative to the standard used. The Kinetics mechanism was ascertained by Lineweaver-Burk plots, which revealed that 7g inhibited tyrosinase non-competitively by forming an enzyme-inhibitor complex. The inhibition constants Ki calculated from Dixon plots for this compound was 0.0057µM. These bi-heterocyclic molecules also disclosed good binding energy values (kcal/mol) when assessed computationally. So, these molecules can be considered promising medicinal scaffolds for the treatment of skin disorders.