Aims: The main goal of this work is to synthesize new original spirocyclic hydroxamic acids, investigate
their cytotoxicity against the panel of tumor cell lines and possible mechanism of action of these active
Background: Hydroxamic acids are one of the promising classes of chemical compounds with proven potential
anticancer properties. This is manifested in the presence of metal chelating and antioxidant activities, the ability
to inhibit histone deacetylase enzymes and a chemosensitizing effect against well known cytostatics.
Objective: Original spirocyclic hydroxamic acids were synthesized and spectra of their antiproliferative activities
Methods: The cytotoxic activities on different tumor lines (SH-SY5Y, HeLa and healthy cells HEK-293) were
investigated and determined possible underlying mechanisms of their activity.
Results: New original spirocyclic hydroxamic acids were synthesized. These compounds exhibit antiproliferative
properties against various tumor cultures cells and also exhibit antioxidant activity, a depolarizing effect on the
mitochondrial membrane, inhibit the activity of the histone deacetylase enzyme, and also decrease of basal
glycolysis and glycolytic capacity reserve of HeLa and SH-SY5Y tumor cell lines.
Conclusion: The most promising are compounds 5j-l containing two chlorine atoms as substituents in the
quinazoline part of the molecule and hydroxamate function. Therefore, these compounds can be considered as
hit compounds for the development on their basis multi-target anticancer agents.