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Homocamptothecin (hCPT) is a semisynthetic analogue of camptothecin (CPT) with a seven-membered beta-hydroxylactone resulting from the insertion of a methylene spacer between the alcohol moiety and the carboxyl function of the naturally occurring six-membered alpha-hydroxylactone of CPT. This E-ring modification provides a less reactive lactone with(More)
Homocamptothecins (hCPT) are modified camptothecins (CPT) with a seven-membered beta-hydroxylactone instead of the naturally occurring six-membered alpha-hydroxylactone. This E-ring modification fully conserves the ability to stabilize topo I-DNA single-strand breaks and stimulates high levels of DNA cleavage. A key feature is the irreversibility of E-ring(More)
BN80927 belongs to a novel family of camptothecin analogs, the homocamptothecins, developed on the concept of topoisomerase I (Topo I) inhibition and characterized by a stable seven-membered beta-hydroxylactone ring. Preclinical data reported here show that BN80927 retains Topo I poisoning activity in cell-free assay (DNA relaxation) as well as in living(More)
Homocamptothecin (hCPT) is an E-ring modified camptothecin (CPT) analogue bearing a methylene spacer between the alcohol and carboxyl functions of the CPT lactone. Combining pronounced inhibitory activity of topoisomerase I (Topo I) with enhanced plasma stability, hCPT constitutes an attractive template for the elaboration of new anticancer agents.(More)
The homocamptothecin (hCPT) derivative BN80915 containing a seven-membered lactone ring represents one of the most potent topoisomerase I inhibitors described. This anticancer agent, currently undergoing phase I clinical trials, has been shown to produce a greater number of DNA strand breaks than conventional camptothecins with a six-membered lactone ring.(More)
Homocamptothecin (hCPT), a camptothecin (CPT) analogue with a seven membered beta-hydroxylactone which combines enhanced plasma stability and potent topoisomerase I (Topo I)-mediated activity, is an attractive template for the elaboration of new anticancer agents. Like CPT, hCPT carries an asymmetric tertiary alcohol and displays stereoselective inhibition(More)
Homocamptothecin (hCPT) contains a seven-membered beta-hydroxylactone in place of the conventional six-membered alpha-hydroxylactone ring found in camptothecin and its tumor active analogues, including topotecan and irinotecan. The homologation of the lactone E-ring reinforces the stability of the lactone, thus reducing considerably its conversion into a(More)
A large number of hormones and local agonists activating guanine-binding protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) play a major role in cancer progression. Here, we characterize the new imidazo-pyrazine derivative BIM-46174, which acts as a selective inhibitor of heterotrimeric G-protein complex. BIM-46174 prevents the heterotrimeric G-protein signaling linked to(More)