Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of New Naphthoquinones Derivatives

Author(s): El-Mahdi Ourhzif, Caroline Decombat, Isabelle Abrunhosa-Thomas, Laetitia Delort, Mostafa Khouili, Mohamed Akssira*, Florence Caldefie-Chezet, Pierre Chalard, Yves Troin*

Journal Name: Current Organic Synthesis

Volume 17 , Issue 3 , 2020

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New substituted 1,4-naphthoquinones have been prepared in good overall yields through the naphthol route. The cytotoxicity of these compounds was tested in vitro on MCF-7 breast tumor cells. The most active compound 14 displayed an IC50 of 15μM.

Objective: To investigate the cytotoxicity of new naphthoquinones derivatives on MCF-7 cells.

Methods: Synthesis of new naphtoquinones derivatives and in vitro evaluation of their cytotoxicity on MCF-7 cells (rezasurin cell-based assay).

Results: Starting from Ethyl 4-hydroxy-6,7-dimethoxy-2-naphthoate, four naphthoquinones were prepared and exhibited substantial cytotoxicity against MCF-7 cells.

Conclusion: Preliminary studies of the structure-activity relationship have shown the influence of the structural parameters and, in particular, the nature of the naphthoquinone side chain.

Keywords: Quinones, medicinal chemistry, cytotoxicity, antitumor agents, MCF-7 cells, naphthoquinones.

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Year: 2020
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