Synthesis and cytotoxic activities of usnic acid derivatives.

  title={Synthesis and cytotoxic activities of usnic acid derivatives.},
  author={M Beth Bazin and Anne-C{\'e}cile Le Lamer and J G Delcros and Isabelle Rouaud and Philippe Uriac and Jo{\"e}l Boustie and Jean-Charles Corbel and Sophie Tomasi},
  journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry},
  volume={16 14},
Nine usnic acid-amine conjugates were evaluated on murine and human cancer cell lines. The polyamine derivatives showed significant cytotoxicity in L1210 cells. Their activities appeared to be independent of the polyamine transport system (PTS). Indeed, their activities were similar in chinese hamster ovary (CHO) and in the PTS deficient CHO-MG cells. In addition, alpha-difluoromethylornithine, an ornithine decarboxylase inhibitor known to indirectly enhance the activity of the PTS and… CONTINUE READING