Douglas X. West

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2-Acetyl-(6-picolyl)-4N-substituted thiosemicarbazones and their copper(II) complexes were shown to be potent antineoplastic and cytotoxic agents against murine and human cultured cells. Numerous derivatives were as active against solid tumor growth as clinically useful agents. The agents inhibited L1210 DNA and RNA syntheses with inhibition of key(More)
More than 75 substituted thiosemicarbazones and a number of metal complexes of each have been assayed for their antifungal activity. Their activity is significantly affected by the substituted groups attached at both 1N and 4N of the thiosemicarbazone moiety. Greatest activity occurs for 2-substituted pyridine thiosemicarbazones with differences observed(More)
The crystal structure of the potential antitumor complex bis(2-acetyppyridine 3-hexamethyleneiminylthiosemicarbazonato)palladium(II) has been solved. The palladium(II) atom is in a square planar environment surrounded by two cis nitrogen atoms and two cis sulfur atoms. The ligands are not equivalent, one being tridentate with (N,N,S) donation, the other(More)
Semicarbazones derived from 3- and 4-formylpyridine (H3FoPyS, H4FoPyS) and 3- and 4-acetylpyridine (H3AcPyS, H4AcPyS) were prepared and studied spectroscopically. Complete NMR assignments for these semicarbazones were made using DEPT135, as well as HMQC and HMBC heteronuclear correlation techniques. The crystal and molecular structures of H3FoPyS were(More)
Heterocyclic thiosemicarbazones, thioureas and their copper, nickel, and cobalt complexes were shown to be potent hypolipidemic agents in male Sprague Dawley rats at 8 mg/kg/day, orally. These agents lowered the activity of rat hepatic rate limiting enzymes for the synthesis of cholesterol and triglycerides. The effects of these agnets on cytoplasmic(More)
Four "mixed" bis(thiosemicarbazone) derivatives of pyruvaldehyde were synthesized that incorporate two dissimilar thiosemicarbazone functions. The corresponding [67Cu]copper(II) complexes were prepared and evaluated as possible copper radiopharmaceuticals. The pyruvaldehyde-based mixed bis(thiosemicarbazone) ligands, CH3C[=NNHC(S)NHMe]CH[=NNHC(S)NHEt] (1),(More)
Nickel(II) complexes of thiosemicarbazons were observed to be potent cytotoxic agents in human and rodent tissue cultured tumor cells. Each compound demonstrated a slightly different profile in the various histological types of tumors. The nickel complex of Appip demonstrated the most potent in vivo activity in the Ehrlich ascites carcinoma. This agent(More)
Copper(II) complexes of the type [Cu(L)X], where L = tridentate anion of 2-acetylpyridine N4-diethyl thiosemicarbazone and X = C1 or Br, were screened against seven fungal strains pathogenic to man viz. Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Tricophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum and Microsporum canis. The(More)
Thiosemicarbazone complexes of copper(II) were shown to be potent cytotoxic/antineoplastic agents against the growth of murine and human tumor cells. Selectivity of some agents was demonstrated against specific solid tumor growth. In L1210 lymphoid leukemia cells the copper complexes preferentially inhibited DNA synthesis with their major effects on the(More)
The 2-aldo- and 2-ketopyridine-N(4)-substituted thiosemicarbazones and their copper complexes demonstrated potent cytotoxic activity against a series of murine and human suspended cultured tumor cells. Selected compounds were active against the growth of cultured cells from solid human tumors, i.e. Mck-7 breast effusion, lung A549 and lung MB-9812, bone(More)