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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1871-5206
ISSN (Online): 1875-5992

Research Article

Synthesis, In Vitro Anticancer, Anti-Inflammatory and DNA Binding Activity of Thiazolidinedione Derivatives

Author(s): Nadine Uwabagira, Balladka K. Sarojini* and Ashwini Prabhu

Volume 20 , Issue 14 , 2020

Page: [1704 - 1713] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/1871520620666200424102615

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Background: Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Despite several advances made in the treatment strategies, the cure for cancer remains still a challenge. Currently used treatment modalities pose several side effects and remain ineffective in the later stages. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) have been shown to possess anti-cancer activity in several in vitro models.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of novel synthesized thiazolidinedione derivatives on three selected cancer cell lines viz., human breast adenocarcinoma cell line (MCF-7), lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and colorectal carcinoma (HT29). This study also aimed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and DNA binding activity of the synthesized derivatives.

Methods: The synthesized thiazolidinedione derivatives were screened for their in vitro anti-cancer activity on the human breast adenocarcinoma cell line (MCF-7), lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and colorectal carcinoma (HT29) using the Methyl Thaizolyl Tetrazolium (MTT) Assay. They were also evaluated for in vitro antiinflammatory activity using albumin denaturation method, DNA binding activity and hemocompatibility.

Results: Compounds 5a, 5b, 5d, 6c and 6d showed IC50 of 30.19, 41.56, 65.97, 60.16 and 50.41μM respectively on breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7), IC50 of 49.75, 51.42, 65.43, 61.94 and 56.80μM on lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and 38.11, 45.58, 71.24, 53.15 and 51.25μM on colorectal carcinoma (HT29). In the hemolysis assay, compounds 5a and 5b were found to be nontoxic and nonhemolytic to human erythrocytes. Five compounds possessed significant anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Three of them are Mannich bases, whereas the remaining two are aryl acyl derivatives.

Conclusion: The in vitro results (anticancer and anti-inflammatory) showed that the 4-chloro anilinomethyl substitution at third position and thiophenoethenyl at the fifth position of thiozolidinedione (5a) emerged as the most effective derivative on all the tested cancer cell lines. A higher DNA binding affinity of the test compounds was also found.

Keywords: Thiazolidinedione, IC50, breast cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, colorectal carcinoma, anti-inflammatory, Hemolysis assay, DNA binding.

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