Angiostatic substance TNP-470 displayed moderate cytotoxicity towards human leukemia HL-60, HL-60/ADR, HL-60/VCR and myeloma ARH77 cell lines with IC50 in the range 5-10 microM of concentrations and slightly higher IC50 for myeloma cell line U266. IC50 for ovarian CH-1, A2780 and A2780/ADR cell lines was in the range 10-15 microM with the exception of platinum-resistant SKOV3 cell line (more than 40 microM ). The IC50 values for MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 breast carcinoma cell lines were 15 and 25 microM, respectively. In human hemopoietic neoplastic cell lines examined, TNP-470 induced the appearance of subpopulation with sub-G0 DNA content, suggesting the apoptosis-inducing potential of TNP-470 in these cells. No TNP-470-induced drug uptake modulation in drug-resistant leukemia cell line HL-60/VCR was observed. TNP-470 induced accumulation of cells in G0/G1 phase of cell cycle. There was no TNP-470-induced inhibition of MMP collagenase activity or MMP (MMP2 and MMP9) production in the human fibrosarcoma cells HT 1080 in vitro.