In research, anticancer agents, such as thiourea derivative compounds, and metal complexes, such as those complexed with iron (III) metal, are often studied. The metal complexes are presumably more active than thiourea derivatives as free ligands; some negative effects may be reduced. The computational studies used in this study involved molecular docking with AutoDock and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations using Desmond to evaluate the stability of the interactions. The docking and MD analysis results showed that compounds 2 and 6 had stable interactions with NUDIX hydrolase type 5 (NUDT5)—one of the therapeutic targets for breast cancer—where they had the lowest root mean square deviation (RMSD) and root mean square fluctuation (RMSF) values compared to the other compounds. Together, these compounds are anti-breast cancer drug candidates.
- Iron (III)
- Metal complex