Identification and Preclinical Evaluation of SC144, a Novel Pyrroloquinoxaline Derivative with Broad-Spectrum Anticancer Activity

Author(s): Fedora Grande, Francesca Aiello, Antonio Garofalo, Nouri Neamati

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 16 , Issue 8 , 2016

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Design and discovery of new classes of anticancer agents with unique mechanisms of action is an urgent medical need. During the past several years, a series of salicylhydrazide class of compounds were reported to possess remarkable potency in a large panel of cancer cell lines from different tumor origins. In particular, the optimized lead compound, SC144, was further investigated and selected as a valuable drug candidate endowed with favorable pharmacokinetic and antiproliferative properties in various in vitro and in vivo xenograft models. This lead compound is active in cells resistant to conventional chemotherapies, synergistic with several standard-of-care drugs, and possesses an unique mechanism acting through the inhibition of the gp130-STAT3-survivin axis. Because of this novel mechanism, clinical development of SC144 will provide new therapeutic options for diverse cancers.

Keywords: Anticancer agents, cytotoxicity, gp130, hydrazides, IL-24, pyrroloquinoxaline, survivin.

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Year: 2016
Page: [644 - 650]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/138955751608160307175649
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