DNA Topoisomerase IIα (topo IIα) is one of the most effective therapeutic targets to control cancer. In an effort to develop novel and effective topo IIα targeting anti-proliferative agent, a phenolic series of indenopyridinone and indenopyridinol were designed and prepared using efficient multi-component one pot synthetic method. Total twenty-two synthesized compounds were assessed for topo I and IIα inhibition, and anti-proliferation in three different human cancer cell lines. Overall structure-activity relationship study explored the significance of meta-phenolic group at 4-position and para-phenolic group at 2- and/or 4-position of indenopyridinone skeleton for strong topo IIα-selective inhibition and anti-proliferative activity against human cervix (HeLa) and colorectal (HCT15) cell lines. Compound 12 with excellent topo IIα inhibition (93.7%) was confirmed as a DNA intercalator that could be a new promising lead to develop effective topo IIα-targeted anticancer agents.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2018|
- Anti-proliferative activity
- DNA intercalator
- Phenolic group
- Topoisomerase inhibitor