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C2-Fluoro substituted DC-81, and its dimers that comprise of two C2-fluoro substituted DC-81 subunits tethered to their C8-position through simple alkane spacers as well as piperazine moiety side-armed with symmetrical alkyloxy spacers have been designed and synthesized. These fluoro substituted pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepines have shown remarkable(More)
A library of new aryl-substituted naphthalene C8-linked pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine (PBD) conjugates with various linker architectures were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their anticancer activity against a panel of 11 human cancer cell lines. All 32 conjugates show anticancer potential, with some of them exhibiting particularly high(More)
A series of new cinnamido-pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine conjugates (4a-d and 5a-d) and their dimers (6a-d) have been designed, synthesized and evaluated for their biological activity. The anticancer screening of compound 4a by the NCI exhibited significant GI50 values ranging from 68 to 732 nM against 53 of 59 human cancer cell lines tested. Compounds(More)
A series of new estradiol linked pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine (E(2)-PBD) conjugates (3a-f, 4a-f and 5a-f) with different linker architectures including a triazole moiety have been designed and synthesized. All the 18 compounds have been evaluated for their anticancer activity and it is observed that some of the compounds particularly 4c-e and 5c,d(More)
A series of new terphenyl benzimidazoles (3a-z and 3aa-ad) were synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity. All the 30 compounds have shown moderate to good anticancer potency, however some of the compounds (3j, 3m-t and 3aa-ad) exhibited prominent anticancer potency with GI(50) values ranging from <0.1 to 9.72 μM. These compounds exhibit G2/M(More)
Thio-ether fatty acids (THEFAs), including the parent 2-(tetradecylthio)acetic acid (TTA), are modified fatty acids (FAs) that have profound effects on lipid metabolism given that they are blocked for β-oxidation, and able to act as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists. Therefore, TTA in particular has been tested clinically for its(More)
A series of twelve benzopyran linked pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepines (PBDs) have been synthesized. They exhibit significant DNA-binding activity and excellent cytotoxic activity against various human cancer cell lines.
Tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA) is a modified fatty acid that appears to improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood lipid levels, enhance fatty acid oxidation and promote anti-inflammatory action in vivo, through mechanisms partly dependent upon peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). In order to improve the biological efficacy of TTA as a PPAR(More)
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