Pei-Chih Lee

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A series of novel water-soluble N-mustard-benzene conjugates bearing a urea linker were synthesized. The benzene moiety contains various hydrophilic side chains are linked to the meta- or para-position of the urea linker via a carboxamide or an ether linkage. The preliminary antitumor studies revealed that these agents exhibited potent cytotoxicity in vitro(More)
Drug resistance is a crucial factor in the failure of cancer chemotherapy. In this study, we explored the effect of combining alkylating agents and arsenic trioxide (ATO) on the suppression of tumor cells with inherited or acquired resistance to therapeutic agents. Our results showed that combining ATO and a synthetic derivative of(More)
A series of N-mustard-quinazoline conjugates was synthesized and subjected to antitumor studies. The N-mustard pharmacophore was attached at the C-6 of the 4-anilinoquinazolines via a urea linker. To study the structure-activity relationships of these conjugates, various substituents were introduced to the C-4 anilino moiety. The preliminary antitumor(More)
A series of novel 2,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)benzo[d]pyrrolo[2,1-b]thiazoles and their bis(alkylcarbamate) derivatives were synthesized starting from benzothiazole via reaction with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD)/tetra-fluoro boric acid, catalytic hydrogenation, and alkylcarbamoylation. The anti-proliferative activity of these agents against human(More)
A series of bifunctional DNA interstrand cross-linking agents, bis(hydroxymethyl)- and bis(carbamates)-8H-3a-azacyclopenta[a]indene-1-yl derivatives were synthesized for antitumor evaluation. The preliminary antitumor studies revealed that these agents exhibited potent cytotoxicity in vitro and antitumor therapeutic efficacy against human tumor xenografts(More)
The efficacy of arsenic trioxide (ATO) against acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and relapsed APL has been well documented. ATO may cause DNA damage by generating reactive oxygen intermediates. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, modulates gene and protein expression via histone-dependent or -independent pathways that(More)
A series of linear pyrrolo[1,2-b]isoquinoline derivatives was synthesized for antitumor evaluation. The preliminary antitumor studies reveal that both bis(hydroxymethyl) and their bis(alkylcarbamate) derivatives show significant antitumor activity in inhibiting various human tumor cell growth in vitro.(More)
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