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In order to produce potent new leads for anticancer drugs, a new series of quinazoline analogs was designed to resemble methotrexate (MTX, 1) structure features and fitted with functional groups believed to enhance inhibition of mammalian DHFR activity. Molecular modeling studies were used to assess the fit of these compounds within the active site of human(More)
We have investigated here the anti-breast cancer properties of two novel curcumin analogues, EAC and PAC. Apoptosis was assessed by the annexin V/propidium iodide (PI) assay on different breast cancer and normal cells. Immunoblotting analysis determined the effects of these agents on different apoptotic and oncogenic proteins. Furthermore, flow cytometry(More)
New series of 3, 5-bis(substituted benzylidene)-4-piperidones, 2, 7-bis(substituted benzylidene)cycloheptanones, 1, 5-bis(substituted phenyl)-1, 4-pentadien-3-ones, 1, 7-bis(substituted phenyl)-1, 6-heptadien-3, 5-diones, 1, 1-bis(substituted cinnamoyl)-cyclopentanes, and 1, 1-bis(substituted cinnamoyl)cyclohexanes have been synthesized and tested for their(More)
In this study, four new curcurmin analogs (compounds 1, 2, 17 and 18) were synthesized. 17 [3,5-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-5-methylcinnamyl)N-methylpiperidone] showed high activity with GI50, TGI, and LC50 MG-MID values of 21.3, 70.7, and 97.7 microM, respectively. 18 [3,5-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-5-methylcinnamyl)-N-ethylpiperidone] showed the highest activity(More)
A new series of pyrano[3,2-c]pyridines, pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridines, and pyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidines were synthesized and screened for their in vitro antioxidant activity. Compounds 13, 14, 15, 23, 29, 30, and 31 exhibited the most active oxygen free-radical scavenger activity with percentage inhibitions of 99.4, 99.6, 99.8, 97.3, 99.0, 99.3, and 99.5%;(More)
Some new curcumin and ethylcurcumin bioconjugates with various functionalities supported on the curcumin skeleton were synthesized and evaluated for antitumor activity. Most of the newly synthesized compounds are more active than curcumin and ethyl curcumin but are less cytotoxic than the reference compound doxorubicin. Surprisingly, many of these compounds(More)
the spacing between the neighboring partials and l. This is two orders of magnitude higher than that of the preexisting dislocations and the lattice dislocations stored in the coarse twins. Such a finding suggests that decreasing the twin thickness facilitates the dislocation-TB interactions and affords more room for storage of dislocations, which sustain(More)
Novel curcumin analogs with 4-piperidone ring were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their cytotoxic activities against five different cancer cell lines. 3,5-bis(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylidene)-4-oxo-N-phenylpiperidine-1-carbothioamide (XIIe) exhibited considerable cytotoxic activity with IC50 values in 1-2.5 μm range. In silico and in vitro, studies(More)
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