Anticancer Evaluation of 3,4,5,4'-trans-tetramethoxystilbene (DMU-212) and Its Analogs Against an Extensive Panel of Human Tumor Cell Lines

Author(s): Nikhil Reddy Madadi, Peter Anthony Crooks

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 12 , Issue 7 , 2015

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DMU-212, a methoxylated resveratrol analog, has significant anticancer activity, and selectively targets tumor cells. A library of E-diarylstilbenes structurally related to DMU-212 has been synthesized and evaluated for anticancer activity against a large panel of 45 human cancer cell lines. From this study, DMU-212 (3a) exhibited an average growth inhibitory effect (GI50) of 3.5 M against all the human cancer cell lines in the panel, and was particularly effective against the four cancer cell lines: SNB-75 (CNS), MDA-MB-435 (melanoma), A498 (renal), and MCF7 (breast), with GI50 values of 1.88, 1.04, 0.74 and 1.66 µM, respectively. Also, the 4’-chloro analog of DMU-212, 3d, exhibited 98 and 80 percent growth inhibition against MDA-MB-435 (melanoma) and K-562 (leukemia) cancer cell lines at a concentration of 10 M. Further investigation of DMU-212 and its analogs may provide novel therapeutic avenues for treatment of a variety of human cancers.

Keywords: Resveratrol, DMU-212, anticancer, growth inhibition, cytotoxicity, diarylstilbenes.

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Year: 2015
Page: [521 - 528]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1570180812999150324163710
Price: $65

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