Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Combretabenzodiazepines: A Novel Class of Anti-Tubulin
- Galli Ubaldina, Travelli Cristina, +7 authors Genazzani Armando A
- Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
In the present manuscript, starting from the 1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one nucleus, a privileged structure in medicinal chemistry, we have synthesized a novel class of cis-locked combretastatins named combreatabenzodiazepines. They show similar cytotoxic and antitubulin activity compared to combretastatin A-4 in neuroblastoma cells, showing a better pharmacokinetic profile. This class of compounds has therefore the potential for further development as antitubulin agents.