Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

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University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
USA
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3D-QSAR Study of Flavone Derivatives as Inhibitors of HeLa Cervix Adenocarcinoma Cell Lines

Author(s): Yeonjoong Yong, Yearam Jung, Eunil Cho, Hyeonji Kim, Jin Sil Yoo, Dongsoo Koh, Hi Jae Cho, Somi Kim Cho, Yoongho Lim.

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Abstract:

During the last century, flavonoids have been identified as multifunctional compounds with properties and biological activities that depend on their diverse functional groups, which may include hydroxyl, methyl, methoxy, glycosyl, isoprenyl, and various polymeric groups. In particular, methoxy groups located on the basic flavonoid structure are intimately interrelated to bioavailability and translocation in cells. The relationships between structure and activity of 23 flavones, including a methoxylated flavone, were evaluated with regard to their cytotoxic effects in cervical cancer cells. Comparative molecular field analyses (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity index analyses (CoMSIA) were performed to improve predictive 3D-QSAR models. Models generated from CoMFA and CoMSIA yielded cross-validated correlation coefficient values (q2) of 0.602 and 0.537, and non-cross-validated values (r2) of 0.964 and 0.965, respectively. Thus, this study provides valuable information on the suitability of modified flavones as chemotherapeutic agents. In addition, CoMFA and CoMSIA contour maps were used to design and structurally modify a flavone compound with functional groups to maximize its anticancer effects.

Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, biophore, CoMFA, CoMSIA, cytotoxicity, flavonoid-derivatives.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2015
Page: [537 - 544]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1570180812666141205235800
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