Design and Synthesis of NO-releasing Betulinic Acid Derivatives as Potential Anticancer Agents

Author(s): Jinhong Liu, Zifei Zhu, Jia Tang, Qinghua Lin, Li Chen, Jianbo Sun

Journal Name: Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents)

Volume 17 , Issue 2 , 2017

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A total of 16 targeted NO-releasing betulinic acid (BA) derivatives were designed and synthesized as potential anticancer agents. Most IC50 values were under 1.0 μM in vitro test against HepG2 and B16. The result suggested that derivatives of BA with α,β-unsaturated ketone skeleton possessed significant cytotoxic activities than the others, among which derivatives with three carbons in diol linker (15b and 15c) exhibited the highest anti-cancer activity. NO-releasing amount detection of partial target compounds suggested that NO-releasing amount of this series of BA derivatives positively correlates with their cytotoxic activities. The anti-angiogenic activity of partial target compounds on zebrafish embryos in our experiment did not show any effects on the SIVs, however, they exhibited different influence on ISVs, with only 15a and 15d better than the negative control.

Keywords: Betulinic acid derivatives, cytotoxic activities, NO-releasing, anti-angiogenic activity.

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Year: 2017
Page: [241 - 249]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1871520616666160926115747
Price: $65

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