Aplysinopsin analogs: Synthesis and anti-proliferative activity of substituted (Z)-5-(N-benzylindol-3-ylmethylene)imidazolidine-2,4-diones

Y. Thirupathi Reddy, P. Narsimha Reddy, Srinivas Koduru, Chendil Damodaran, Peter A. Crooks

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A series of substituted (Z)-5-(N-benzylindol-3-ylmethylene)imidazolidine-2,4-dione (3) analogs structurally related to aplysinopsin, and that incorporate a variety of substituents in both the indole and N-benzyl moieties have been synthesized under microwave irradiation and conventional heating methods These analogs were evaluated for their anti-proliferative activity against MCF-7 and MDA-231 breast cancer cell lines, and A549 and H460 lung cancer cell lines. Two analogs, 3f and 3j had IC50 values of 4.4 and 5.2 μM, respectively, compared to 5-fluorouracil (IC50 = 15.2 μM) against MCF-7 cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3570-3574
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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