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Medicinal Chemistry
ISSN (Print): 1573-4064
ISSN (Online): 1875-6638
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DOI: 10.2174/1573406410666140307152557      Price:  $95

Synthesis and Anti-cancer Activities of Apigenin Derivatives

Author(s): Xing Zheng, Liuying Yu, Jing Yang, Xu Yao, Wenna Yan, Shaowei Bo, Ya Liu, Yun Wei, Zhiyi Wu and Guan Wang
A novel series of apigenin derivatives with phloroglucinol or resorcinol as raw materials were synthesized according to Baker-Venaktaraman reaction and their in vitro inhibitory activities on colorectal adenocarcinoma (HT-29) and leucocythemia (HL-60) cell lines were evaluated by the standard methyl thiazole tetrazolium (MTT) method. The results of biological test showed that some of apigenin derivatives possessed stronger anti-cancer activities than apigenin. Compound 6 showed the strongest activity against colorectal adenocarcinoma (HT-29) and leucocythemia (HL-60) cell lines with IC50 valure of 2.03±0.22 μM, 2.25±0.42 μM, it was better than 5-FU (12.92±0.61 μM,9.56±0.16 μM), which shows a potential compound for colorectal adenocarcinoma and leucocythemia
Anti-cancer activities, Apigenin, Baker-Venkataraman reaction, Flavonoids, MTT method, SAR
Institute of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of South China, Hengyang, 421001, China