Mar 6, 2013

Synthesis of combretastatin A4 analogues on steroidal framework and their anti-breast cancer activity

The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Swati PariharArvind S Negi

Abstract

Combretastatin A4 analogues were synthesized on steroidal framework from gallic acid with a possibility of anti-breast cancer agents. Twenty two analogues were synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity against human breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 & MDA-MB 231). The best analogue 22 showed potent antitubulin effect. Docking experiments also supported strong binding affinity of 22 to microtubule polymerase. In cell cycle analysis, 22 induced apoptosis in MCF-7 cells significantly. It was found to be non-toxic up to 300 mg/kg dose in Swiss albino mice in acute oral toxicity. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled "Synthesis and biological testing of steroid derivatives as inhibitors".

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