dapsone   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 10934

Synonyms: Aczone® | NSC-6091
Approved drug Antimalarial Ligand
dapsone is an approved drug (FDA (1979), UK (1988))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Dapsone is a sulfonamide-related antibacterial, antimalarial and anti-inflammatory drug. In bacteria it inhibits dihydropteroate synthase-mediated production of folic acid, which has the effect of disrupting the availability of thymidylate for DNA synthesis.

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2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 4
Hydrogen bond donors 2
Rotatable bonds 2
Topological polar surface area 94.56
Molecular weight 248.06
XLogP 0.86
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES Nc1ccc(cc1)S(=O)(=O)c1ccc(cc1)N
Isomeric SMILES Nc1ccc(cc1)S(=O)(=O)c1ccc(cc1)N
InChI InChI=1S/C12H12N2O2S/c13-9-1-5-11(6-2-9)17(15,16)12-7-3-10(14)4-8-12/h1-8H,13-14H2
Bioactivity Comments
Inhibits dihydrofolate reductase activity in Pneumocystis carinii with an IC50 of 1.5 μM in vitro [4].
Selectivity at other protein targets
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Target Sp. Type Action Value Parameter Concentration range (M) Reference
Plasmodium falciparum hydroxymethyldihydropterin pyrophosphokinase-dihydropteroate synthase Pf Inhibitor Inhibition 5.2 pKi - 5
pKi 5.2 (Ki 6x10-6 M) [5]
Description: Enzyme inhibition assay.