Evaluation of di-sansalvamide A derivatives: synthesis, structure-activity relationship, and mechanism of action.

Described is the SAR of 18 di-sansalvamide A derivatives and the mechanism of action of the most potent compound. We show that this scaffold is a promising lead in the development of novel cancer therapeutics because it is cytotoxic at nanomolar potency, inhibits a well-established oncogenic target (Hsp90), and does not share structural motifs with current… (More)