Synthesis, characterization and antineoplastic activity of bis-aziridinyl dimeric naphthoquinone - A novel class of compounds with potent activity against acute myeloid leukemia cells.
The synthesis, characterization and antileukemic activity of rationally designed amino dimeric naphthoquinone (BiQ) possessing aziridine as alkylating moiety is described. Bis-aziridinyl BiQ decreased proliferation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines and primary cells from patients, and exhibited potent (nanomolar) inhibition of colony formation and overall cell survival in AML cells. Effective production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and double stranded DNA breaks (DSB) induced by bis-aziridinyl BiQ is reported. Bis-dimethylamine BiQ, as the isostere of bis-aziridinyl BiQ but without the alkylating moiety did not show as potent anti-AML activity. Systemic administration of bis-aziridinyl BiQ was well tolerated in NSG mice.
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Carter-Cooper, B. A., Fletcher, S., Ferraris, D., Choi, E. Y., Kronfli, D., Dash, S., Truong, P., Sausville, E. A., Lapidus, R. G., & Emadi, A. (2017). Synthesis, characterization and antineoplastic activity of bis-aziridinyl dimeric naphthoquinone - A novel class of compounds with potent activity against acute myeloid leukemia cells. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 27(1), 6–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2016.11.045
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Fellows and Residents