Firoz A. Kalam Khan

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Peptide deformylase (PDF) is a class of metalloenzyme responsible for catalyzing the removal of the N-formyl group from N-terminal methionine following translation. PDF inhibitors are moving into new phase of drug development. Initially, PDF was considered as an important target in antibacterial drug discovery; however genome database searches have revealed(More)
In search of new active molecules against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) H37Ra and Mycobacterium bovis BCG, a small focused library of rhodanine incorporated tetrazoloquinoline has been efficiently synthesized by using [HDBU][HSO4] acidic ionic liquid. The compound 3c found to be promising inhibitor of MTB H37Ra and M. bovis BCG characterized by lower MIC(More)
A series of N'-substitutedbenzylidene-2-(6,7-dihydrothieno[3,2-c]pyridin-5(4H)-yl)acetohydrazide derivatives is synthesized and evaluated for antileishmanial activity against Leishmania donovani promastigotes. Compounds 9a and 9i were shown significant antileishmanial when compared with standard sodium stilbogluconate. Antimicrobial study revealed that(More)
Herein, we report the synthesis and screening of linezolid-like Schiff bases as inhibitors of biofilm formation. The result of biofilm inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa suggested that compounds 5h (IC50 value=12.97±0.33μM) and 5i (IC50 value=15.63±0.20μM) had more inhibitory activity when compared with standard linezolid (IC50=15.93±0.18μM) without(More)
A series of 2-(1,3-dioxoisoindolin-2-yl)-N-(4-oxo-2-substitutedthiazolidin-3-yl) acetamide derivatives were designed and synthesized using appropriate synthetic route, keeping in view the structural requirement of pharmacophore and evaluated for anticonvulsant activity and CNS depressant activities in mice. The synthesized derivatives were examined in the(More)
Two series of novel indolyl thiazolidin-4-one derivatives 4a-j and 5a-j were obtained by an ecofriendly synthetic protocol by treating a mixture of Schiff's bases (0.01 mol) with thioglycolic acid or thiolactic acid (0.01 mol) and anhydrous zinc chloride in catalytic amount in DMF as solvent under ultrasound irradiation, using an ultrasound synthesizer with(More)
In this work, the combined use of ultrasonic energy and molecular sieves was investigated for synthesis of 3-(5-substituted-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-ylimino)indolin-2-one derivatives 5(a–j). The equimolar quantities of 5-substituted-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-amine and isatin were sonicated in the presence of activated molecular sieves 3 Å at a temperature of 50 °C and(More)
The synthesis and screening of tetrazole-substituted biaryl acid analogs 7a-l as bacterial peptide deformylase (PDF) enzyme inhibitors is reported. The compounds 7e (IC50 value = 5.50 μM) and 7g (IC50 value = 7.25 μM) showed good PDF inhibition activity. The compounds 7e (MIC range = 10.75-11.66 μg/mL) and 7g (MIC range = 8.91-12.83 μg/mL) also showed(More)
4,5,6,7-Tetrahydrothieno pyridine is an important class of heterocyclic nucleus. Various 4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno pyridine derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated for various biological activities in different models with desired findings. Some analogs have shown potent biological activities and may be considered as lead molecule for the development(More)
Herein, we report the synthesis and screening of cyano substituted biaryl analogs 5(a-m) as Peptide deformylase (PDF) enzyme inhibitors. The compounds 5a (IC50 value=13.16μM), 5d (IC50 value=15.66μM) and 5j (IC50 value=19.16μM) had shown good PDF inhibition activity. The compounds 5a (MIC range=11.00-15.83μg/mL), 5b (MIC range=23.75-28.50μg/mL) and 5j (MIC(More)