Roldán Cortés

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Cisplatin is a platinum-based compound that acts as an alkylating agent and is used to treat a variety of malignant tumors including lung cancer. As cisplatin has significant limitations in the clinic, alternative platinum compounds such as cycloplatinated complexes have been considered as attractive anti-tumor agents. Here, we report the antiproliferative(More)
The study of the reactivity of three 1-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-1H-pyrazole derivatives of general formula [1-(CH(2))(2)NMe(2)}-3,5-R(2)-pzol] {where pzol represents pyrazole and R=H (1a), Me (1b) or Ph (1c)} with [MCl(2)(DMSO)(2)] (M=Pt or Pd) under different experimental conditions allowed us to isolate and characterize(More)
KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are a predictor of resistance to EGFR-targeted therapies. Because approaches to target RAS signaling have been unsuccessful, targeting lung cancer metabolism might help to develop a new strategy that could overcome drug resistance in such cancer. In this study, we applied a large screening quantitative(More)
New semisynthetic derivatives of betulinic acid (BA) RS01, RS02 and RS03 with 18-45 times improved cytotoxic activity against HepG2 cells, were tested for their ability to induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in HepG2, HeLa and Jurkat cells. All the compounds induced significant increase in the population at the S phase more effectively than BA. RS01,(More)
Selenium supplement has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the risk of different cancers including lung carcinoma. Previous studies reported that the antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic activities of methylseleninic acid (MSA) in cancer cells could be mediated by inhibition of the PI3K pathway. A better understanding of the downstream cellular targets(More)
A series of seven-membered cyclometallated Pt(II) complexes containing a terdentate [C,N,N'] ligand (1a-1c and 2a-2c) have been developed as potential monofunctional DNA binding agents. By reactions of cis-[Pt(4-C(6)H(4)Me)(2)(μ-SEt(2))](2) or cis-[Pt(C(6)H(5))(2)(SMe(2))(2)] with imines 2-ClC(6)H(4)CHNCH(2)CH(2)NMe(2) (b) or(More)
Twelve cyclometallated palladium(II) complexes containing primary aromatic amines [benzylamine (a), (R)-1-(1-naphthyl)ethylamine (b) and 2-phenylaniline (c)] as anionic bidentate (C,N)(-) ligands have been evaluated against a panel of human adenocarcinoma cell lines (A549 lung, MDA-MB231 and MCF7 breast, and the cisplatin resistant HCT116 colon). The(More)
The cytotoxic activity of two series of platinum(II) complexes containing the polyfunctional imines R(1)-CHN-R(2) [R(1)=phenyl or ferrocenyl unit and R(2)=(CH2)n-CH2-NMe2 where n=1 or 2) (1 and 2) or C6H4-2-SMe (3)] acting as a bidentate (N,N') (4-7) or terdentate [C(phenyl or ferrocenyl),N,N'](-) (8-10) or [C(ferrocenyl),N,S](-) ligand (11) in front of(More)
The study of the reactivity of (1S,2R) [(η(5)-C(5)H(5))Fe{[(η(5)-C(5)H(4)) CHNCH(Me)CH(OH)C(6)H(5)}] (1a) with cis-[PtCl(2)(DMSO)(2)] under different experimental conditions has allowed to isolate and characterize three pairs of isomeric and diastereomerically pure platinum(II) complexes. Two of the pairs are the trans- and cis- isomers of(More)
Celastrol and its derivatives have been reported for their potent anticancer activity. Among other celastrol analogues, novel carbamate derivatives were designed and synthesised, and their biological activity on the viability of human cancer cell lines was evaluated. Additionally, a preliminary structure-activity relationship study was conducted. Derivative(More)