Annonaceous acetogenins are a large family of naturally occurring polyketides exhibiting remarkable anticancer activities. The first generation of annonaceous acetogenin mimetic (1, AA005) exhibits comparable activity as that of natural products and presents much higher selectivity between cancer and normal cells. In this work, we report the design, synthesis, and evaluation of a new series of compound 1 analogues in which a variety of conformation- constrained fragments were embedded in the left hydrocarbon chain part. Compound 7 bearing a biphenyl moiety was identified to exhibit more potent antiproliferative activity and preferentially target cancer cells over normal cells and thus represents a new lead for further optimization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Medicinal Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jan 27 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Drug Discovery