Cytotoxic gallium complexes containing thiosemicarbazones derived from 9-anthraldehyde: Molecular docking with biomolecules


Lyon College, University of Rhode Island


MOLSTR, Accepted manuscript. doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2016.05.075


We have synthesized a trio of gallium complexes bearing 9-anthraldehyde thiosemicarbazones. The complexes were assessed for their anticancer activity and their biophysical reactivity was also investigated.

The results of docking studies with DNA, ribonucleotide reductase and human serum albumin, however showed that the complex with the best biological activity had the largest binding constant to DNA.

Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) was recorded using the Advion expression Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS).