Synthesis, biological evaluation and mechanism studies of matrine derivatives as anticancer agents.

Abstract

A total of five matrine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their anti-proliferation activity using a panel of four human cancer cell lines, including A549 lung, BT20 breast, MCF-7 breast and U2OS osteosarcoma cells. The YF3-5, YF3-7 and YF3-9, three novel compounds, demonstrated increased anti-proliferation activity compared with matrine, of which YF3-5 revealed the strongest anti-proliferation activity with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration value of 15.49-16.67 µM against the four human cancer cell lines. The anti-proliferation mechanism underlying YF3-5 was investigated in the A549 human lung cancer cell line and the results demonstrated that YF3-5 exerted its anti-proliferation activity through the induction of apoptosis and oxidative stress, in addition to arresting the cell cycle at the G1 phase in a dose-dependent manner.

DOI: 10.3892/ol.2017.6475

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@article{Jiang2017SynthesisBE, title={Synthesis, biological evaluation and mechanism studies of matrine derivatives as anticancer agents.}, author={Lihe Jiang and Lichuan Wu and Fangfang Yang and Nadin Marwan Almosnid and Xu Liu and Jun Jiang and Elliot Altman and Lisheng Wang and Ying Gao}, journal={Oncology letters}, year={2017}, volume={14 3}, pages={3057-3064} }