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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 5791781, 7 pages
Research Article

Antimicrobial Activity of Quinazolin Derivatives of 1,2-Di(quinazolin-4-yl)diselane against Mycobacteria

1School of Life Science, Institute of Neurobiology, Anhui Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233030, China
2Department of Physiology, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233030, China
3Scientific Research Center, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233030, China
4Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Anhui Key Laboratory of Infection and Immunity, Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu 233030, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Bikui Tang; moc.liamg@cmbb.gnatkb and Yinjiu Huang; nc.anis@3791gnauhuijniy

Received 11 December 2016; Revised 12 March 2017; Accepted 3 April 2017; Published 22 May 2017

Academic Editor: Isabel Portugal

Copyright © 2017 Bikui Tang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Currently, the emergence of drug resistance has an urgent need for new drugs. In previous study, we found that 1,2-di(quinazolin-4-yl)diselane (DQYD), a quinazoline derivative, has anticancer activities against many cancers. However, whether DQYD has the activity of antimycobacterium is still little known. Here our results show that DQYD has a similar value of the minimum inhibitory concentration with clinical drugs against mycobacteria and also has the ability of bacteriostatic activity with dose-dependent and time-dependent manner. Furthermore, the activities of DQYD against M. tuberculosis are associated with intracellular ATP homeostasis. Meanwhile, mycobacterium DNA damage level was increased after DQYD treatment. But there was no correlation between survival of mycobacteria in the presence of DQYD and intercellular reactive oxygen species. This study enlightens the possible benefits of quinazoline derivatives as potential antimycobacterium compounds and furtherly suggests a new strategy to develop new methods for searching antituberculosis drugs.