Dennis K J Gorecki

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A series of 3,5-bis(benzylidene)-4-piperidones 3 were converted into the corresponding 3,5-bis(benzylidene)-1-phosphono-4-piperidones 5 via diethyl esters 4. The analogues in series 4 and 5 displayed marked growth inhibitory properties toward human Molt 4/C8 and CEM T-lymphocytes as well as murine leukemia L1210 cells. In general, the N-phosphono compounds(More)
Two novel series of dimeric 3,5-bis(arylidene)-4-piperidones 7 and 8 were prepared as cytotoxic agents. A specific objective of this study was the discovery of novel compounds displaying potent anti-proliferative activities against colon cancers. Most of the compounds demonstrate potent cytotoxicity against HCT116 and HT29 colon cancer cell lines in which(More)
A series of bis[3,5-bis(benzylidene)-4-oxo-1-piperidinyl]amides 1 display potent cytotoxic properties towards a wide range of tumours. A number of the CC(50) and IC(50) values are in the range of 10(-8) M. Specifically, these compounds have the following important properties. First, greater toxicity was demonstrated towards certain tumours than various(More)
The principal objective of this study was the examination of the theory of cytotoxic synergism. In this exploratory study, we tested the hypothesis that doubling the number of sites available for thiol alkylation in a series of candidate cytotoxins increases potency more than two-fold. This concept was verified in one-third of our comparisons using human(More)
The concept of sequential cytotoxicity, which states that successive chemical attacks on cellular constituents can be more deleterious to neoplasms than normal cells, was evaluated using a series of 3,5-bis(benzylidene)-1-diethylphosphono-4-oxopiperidines 1 and related phosphonic acids 2, which were screened against a panel of malignant and normal cell(More)
Novel clusters of 3,5-bis(benzylidene)-4-oxo-1-piperidinyl dimers 3-5 were evaluated against human Molt4/C8 and CEM T-lymphocytes and human HeLa cervix adenocarcinoma cells as well as murine L1210 leukemia neoplasms. Several of these compounds demonstrated IC50 values in the submicromolar and low micromolar range and compounds possessing 4-fluoro, 4-chloro(More)
A series of 2-(3-aryl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-3-methylquinoxaline-1,4-dioxides 1a-l and 2-acetyl-3-methylquinoxaline-1,4-dioxide 2 were evaluated against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv. With the exception of the 4-nitro analog 1k, significant antitubercular potencies were observed in series 1 and 2 which have IC(50) values in the range of 1-23 microM.(More)
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