Inhibition of xanthine oxidase by benzothiazinone analogues

Shiow Yunn Sheu, Chun Yu Lin, Jen Der Wu, Hsüch Ching Chiang

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Fourteen synthetic benzothiazinone analogues were tested for their inhibitory effects on xanthine oxidase. The enzyme, xanthine oxidase (XO) catalyses the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and of xanthine to uric acid, which has a λmax of 295 nm, forming the basis for a spectrophotometric assay for the activity of xanthine oxidase. The results showed that 2-amino-4H-1,3-benzothiazine-4-one (1), 2-guanidino-4H-1,3-benzothiazin-4-one (2) and rhodanine (3) display inhibitory effects on xanthine oxidase with an order of activity of IC-50 = 5.54, 5.60 and 121.40 μM respectively. The apparent inhibition constants (Ki) were 5.12, 19.47 and 206.23 μM, and induced non-competitive, mixed type (non-competitive-uncompetitive) and mixed type (non-competitive-uncompetitive) inhibitions respectively with respect to the substrate xanthine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number1 A
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • 2-Amino-4H-1,3-benzothiazin-4-one
  • 2-Guanidino-4H-1,3-benzothiazin-4-one
  • Antihypertension
  • Benzothiazinones
  • Xanthine oxidase inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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