Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

G. Perry
University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Email: lddd@benthamscience.org


Investigation of New Phenothiazine and Carbazole Derivatives as Potential Inhibitors of Human Farnesyltransferase

Author(s): Gina-Mirabela Dumitriu, Alina Ghinet, Dalila Belei, Benoit Rigo, Philippe Gautret, Joelle Dubois, Elena Bicu.

Graphical Abstract:


A new series of phenothiazine and carbazole derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for their biological activity on human protein farnesyltransferase. The farnesyltransferase assays revealed that carbazole 4f was the best farnesyltransferase inhibitor in the current study (IC50 (human FTase) = 35.0 µM), providing that the presence of the carbazole unit is important in this family of compounds. Moreover, unexpected disulfide analogues were observed during coupling reactions of activated esters 12 and 13 with aminoethanethiol and mercaptoethanol, respectively. These dimers deserve further chemical and biological investigation in order to develop new chemical entities for anticancer research.

Keywords: Anticancer agent, carbazole, disulfide, farnesyltransferase, phenothiazine.

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Article Details

Year: 2015
Page: [85 - 92]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1570180811666140909010435
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