Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Atta-ur-Rahman  , FRS
Honorary Life Fellow
Kings College
University of Cambridge
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org


Synthesis and In Vitro Anticancer Activity of Novel 2-((3-thioureido)carbonyl) phenyl Acetate Derivatives

Author(s): Lin Xiong, Ya-Qin Gao, Chu-E Niu, Hong-Bo Wang and Wei-Hong Li

Affiliation: Lanzhou Institute of Husbandry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730050, China.


Novel simplified Aspirin derivatives were developed, characterized by using IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and elemental analysis techniques and evaluated for anticancer activity in human cell lines. The results revealed that most of the compounds exhibited inhibitory effects of growth of cancer cell lines in vitro against T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell lines Molt-4, chronic myclogenous leukemia cell lines K-562, acute myelocytic leukemia cells lines HL-60, human breast cancer cell lines MCF-7, human hepatic carcinoma cell lines HepG-2 and human lung cancer cell lines A-549. It was observed that some of these compounds exhibited significant anticancer activity particularly 5i which had stronger antileukemia activity with IC50 values ranging from 11.12 to 19.25 µmol·L-1 against 3 leukemia cells than control fluorouracil, so some of the compounds may constitute a novel class of anticancer medicines, which deserves further study.

Keywords: Anticancer activity, Aspirin derivatives, Anti-leukemia activity, Synthesis, MTT, In vitro.

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Page: [132 - 137]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/15701808113106660075
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