Recent era aims at developing safer partial Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR- γ) agonists in order to dodge
the toxicity issues related to full agonists. With a view to develop non-thiazolidinediones as partial PPAR-γ agonists, novel analogues of
oxazol-5-ones (3a-3q) were designed and virtually analyzed for their molecular and drug like properties. The newly synthesized
compounds were further evaluated for their preliminary cytotoxicity in a panel of eight cancer cell lines using four concentrations at 10-
fold dilutions. Sulforhodamine B (SRB) protein assay was used to estimate cell stability or growth. All the compounds demonstrated
distinct effect in the extent of cytotoxicity in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7 with 3g specifically exhibiting partial PPAR-γ agonist
activity and adipogenesis stimulating ability.
Keywords: Akt/mTOR/p70S6 signalling, Cancer, Sulforhodamine B.
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