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Endocytosis induction by high-pulsed magnetic fields to overcome cell membrane barrier and improve chemotherapy efficiency.

Electromagn Biol Med 2021 May 12:1-8. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Cell membrane acts as a barrier to the entry of impermeable drugs into cells. Recent studies have suggested that using magnetic fields can enable molecules to overcome the cell membrane barrier. However, the mechanism of membrane permeabilization remains unclear. Read More

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Synthesis of messagenin and platanic acid chalcone derivatives and their biological potential.

Nat Prod Res 2021 May 10:1-10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Organic Chemistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany.

The chalcone derivatives of 20-oxo-lupanes have been synthesised and screened for some types of biological activity. Ozonolysis of lupanes afforded 20-oxo-derivatives with the following condensation using different aromatic aldehydes by Claisen‒Schmidt reaction to the target compounds. The configuration of 19-[3-(pyridin-3-yl)-prop-2-en-1-one]-fragment was established by X-ray analysis. Read More

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Odd-chain fatty acids as novel histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) inhibitors.

Biochimie 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Subtropical/Tropical Organism Gene Bank, Jeju National University, Jeju, 63243, South Korea; Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Advanced Convergence Technology and Science, Jeju National University, Jeju, 63243, South Korea; Faculty of Biotechnology, College of Applied Life Sciences, SARI, Jeju National University, Jeju, 63243, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

The dysregulation of histone deacetylases (HDACs) is closely associated with tumorigenesis and has emerged as a promising target for anti-cancer drugs. Some odd-chain fatty acids are present in trace levels in human tissue. Despite limited health benefits, there is increasing experimental evidence of nutritional benefits of odd-chain fatty acids. Read More

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Discovery of thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine-based derivatives as potent VEGFR-2 kinase inhibitors and anti-cancer agents.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 27;112:104947. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, AlMaarefa University, Ad Diriyah 13713, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy (Boys), Al-Azhar University, Cairo 11884, Egypt. Electronic address:

Vascular endothelial growth factor-2 (VEGFR-2) is considered one of the most important factors in tumor angiogenesis, and consequently a number of anticancer therapeutics have been developed to inhibit VEGFR-2 signaling. Accordingly, eighteen derivatives of thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidines having structural characteristics similar to VEGFR-2 inhibitors were designed and synthesized. Anticancer activities of the new derivatives were assessed against three human cancer cell lines (HCT-116, HepG2, and MCF-7) using MTT. Read More

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Pyridine-derived VEGFR-2 inhibitors: Rational design, synthesis, anticancer evaluations, in silico ADMET profile, and molecular docking.

Arch Pharm (Weinheim) 2021 May 5:e2100085. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design, Faculty of Pharmacy (Boys), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Novel pyridine-derived compounds (5-19) were designed and synthesized, and their anticancer activities were evaluated against HepG2 and MCF-7 cells, targeting the VEGFR-2 enzyme. Compounds 10, 9, 8, and 15 were found to be the most potent derivatives against the two cancer cell lines, HepG2 and MCF-7, respectively, with IC  = 4.25 and 6. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel benzofuran derivatives as potent LSD1 inhibitors.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Apr 24;220:113501. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery, Ministry of Education, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, Liaoning, China.

Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a FAD-dependent enzyme, which has been proposed as a promising target for therapeutic cancer. Herein, a series of benzofuran derivatives were designed, synthesized and biochemical evaluated as novel LSD1 inhibitors based on scaffold hopping and conformational restriction strategy. Most of the compounds potently suppressed the enzymatic activities of LSD1 and potently inhibited tumor cells proliferation. Read More

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Molecular characteristics supporting l-Type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1)-mediated translocation.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 22;112:104921. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland. Electronic address:

l-Type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is an interesting protein due to its peculiar expression profile. It can be utilized not only as a carrier for improved or targeted drug delivery, e.g. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel imidazole-chalcone derivatives as potential anticancer agents and tubulin polymerization inhibitors.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 20;112:104904. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Biotechnology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Novel imidazole-chalcone derivatives were designed and synthesized as tubulin polymerization inhibitors and anticancer agents. The antiproliferative activity of the imidazole-chalcone was assessed on some human cancer cell lines including A549 (adenocarcinoma human alveolar basal epithelial cells), MCF-7 (human breast cancer cells), MCF-7/MX (mitoxantrone resistant human breast cancer cells), and HEPG2 (human hepatocellular carcinoma cells). Generally, the imidazole-chalcone derivatives exhibited more cytotoxicity on A549 cancer cells in comparison to the other three cell lines, among them compounds 9j' and 9g showed significant cytotoxicity with IC values ranging from 7. Read More

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Design, microwave assisted synthesis, and molecular modeling study of some new 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives as potent anticancer agents and potential VEGFR-2 inhibitors.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 17;112:104923. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, 11566 Cairo, Egypt.

A green and efficient method was developed for the synthesis of 1,3,4-thiadiazole based compounds under microwave (MW) activation. The nucleophile N-(5-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)thiophene-2-carboxamide (3) was synthesized and reacted with different carbon electrophilic reagents to afford thiadiazolo-pyrimidine or imidazolo-thiadiazoline derivatives (4-6 and 8), respectively. Furthermore, a one-pot reaction of 3 with p-chlorobenzaldehyde and different carbon electrophile/ or nucleophiles under microwave irradiation yields the cyclic thiadiazolo-pyrimidine derivatives 10-15. Read More

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Antiplatelet Therapy Combined with Anastrozole Induces Features of Partial EMT in Breast Cancer Cells and Fails to Mitigate Breast-Cancer Induced Hypercoagulation.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 16;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 16.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa.

Thromboembolic complications are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Cancer patients often present with an increased risk for thrombosis including hypercoagulation, so the application of antiplatelet strategies to oncology warrants further investigation. This study investigated the effects of anastrozole and antiplatelet therapy (aspirin/clopidogrel cocktail or atopaxar) treatment on the tumour responses of luminal phenotype breast cancer cells and induced hypercoagulation. Read More

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Potential Anticancer Lipoxygenase Inhibitors from the Red Sea-Derived Brown Algae : An In-Silico-Supported In-Vitro Study.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2021 Apr 10;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, Minia 61519, Egypt.

LC-MS-assisted metabolomic profiling of the Red Sea-derived brown algae "Sargassaceae" dereplicated eleven compounds -. Further phytochemical investigation afforded two new aryl cresol -, along with eight known compounds -. Both new metabolites, along with showed moderate in vitro antiproliferative activity against HepG2, MCF-7, and Caco-2. Read More

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Discovery of New Coumarin-Based Lead with Potential Anticancer, CDK4 Inhibition and Selective Radiotheranostic Effect: Synthesis, 2D & 3D , Molecular Dynamics, In Vitro Cytotoxicity, Radioiodination, and Biodistribution Studies.

Molecules 2021 Apr 14;26(8). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Helwan University, P.O. Box 11795, EinHelwan, Cairo 13759, Egypt.

Novel 6-bromo-coumarin-ethylidene-hydrazonyl-thiazolyl and 6-bromo-coumarin-thiazolyl-based derivatives were synthesized. A quantitative structure activity relationship ( model with high predictive power r = 0.92, and RMSE = 0. Read More

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Aryl Urea Based Scaffolds for Multitarget Drug Discovery in Anticancer Immunotherapies.

Pharmaceuticals (Basel) 2021 Apr 6;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Departament de Química Inorgànica i Orgànica, Universitat Jaume I, E-12071 Castellón, Spain.

Twenty-one styryl and phenethyl aryl ureas have been synthetized and biologically evaluated as multitarget inhibitors of Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 VEGFR-2 and programmed death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) proteins in order to overcome resistance phenomena offered by cancer. The antiproliferative activity of these molecules on several tumor cell lines (HT-29, MCF-7, HeLa and A549), on the endothelial cell line human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC)-1 and on the non-tumor cell line human embryonic kidney cells (HEK)-293 has been determined. Some derivatives were evaluated for their antiangiogenic properties such as their ability to inhibit microvessel formation using HMEC-1 or their effect on VEGFR-2 in both cancer and endothelial cell lines. Read More

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GSK-3β Can Regulate the Sensitivity of MIA-PaCa-2 Pancreatic and MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells to Chemotherapeutic Drugs, Targeted Therapeutics and Nutraceuticals.

Cells 2021 Apr 6;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Brody Building 5N98C, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.

Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) is a regulator of signaling pathways. KRas is frequently mutated in pancreatic cancers. The growth of certain pancreatic cancers is KRas-dependent and can be suppressed by GSK-3 inhibitors, documenting a link between KRas and GSK-3. Read More

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Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid as a Novel Substrate and Inhibitor of Catechol Methyltransferase Modulates 4-Hydroxyestradiol-Induced Cyto- and Genotoxicity in MCF-7 Cells.

Molecules 2021 Apr 3;26(7). Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Department of Biological Sciences, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul 04310, Korea.

Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) is a major lignan metabolite found in spp., which are widely used in South America to treat various diseases. In breast tissue, estradiol is metabolized to the catechol estrogens such as 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OHE), which have been proposed to be cancer initiators potentially involved in mammary carcinogenesis. Read More

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Chemical modifications of ergostane-type triterpenoids from Antrodia camphorata and their cytotoxic activities.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2021 Apr 26;43:128066. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, 38 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100191, China. Electronic address:

In order to discover potential antitumor agents from natural products, chemical modifications of ergostane-type triterpenoids from Antrodia camphorata yielded ten new compounds. They include nine C-26 amide derivatives of antcin G (1) and a methyl antcin B (4) derivative with hydroxyamino groups at C-3 and C-7. Chemical structures of the new compounds were elucidated by NMR and MS analyses. Read More

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Design, synthesis and molecular docking studies of thymol based 1,2,3-triazole hybrids as thymidylate synthase inhibitors and apoptosis inducers against breast cancer cells.

Bioorg Med Chem 2021 May 20;38:116136. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Natural product produced by plants has been the backbone for numerous anticancer agents. In the present work, natural bioactive thymol based 1,2,3-triazole hybrids have been synthesized and evaluated for anticancer activity in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cancer cells. The synthesized molecules displayed desired pharmacokinetic predictions for an orally available drug. Read More

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Co-delivery of IOX1 and doxorubicin for antibody-independent cancer chemo-immunotherapy.

Nat Commun 2021 04 23;12(1):2425. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Smart Biomaterials and Key Laboratory of Biomass Chemical Engineering of Ministry of Education, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) antibodies are currently used in the clinic to interupt the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint, which reverses T cell dysfunction/exhaustion and shows success in treating cancer. Here, we report a histone demethylase inhibitor, 5-carboxy-8-hydroxyquinoline (IOX1), which inhibits tumour histone demethylase Jumonji domain-containing 1A (JMJD1A) and thus downregulates its downstream β-catenin and subsequent PD-L1, providing an antibody-independent paradigm interrupting the PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint. Synergistically, IOX1 inhibits cancer cells' P-glycoproteins (P-gp) through the JMJD1A/β-catenin/P-gp pathway and greatly enhances doxorubicin (DOX)-induced immune-stimulatory immunogenic cell death. Read More

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Potential anticancer activities of Rhus coriaria (sumac) extract against human cancer cell lines.

Biosci Rep 2021 May;41(5)

Rehabilitation Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.

Therapeutic strategies of plant origin are a better choice as both dietary plant products or its isolated active constituents against the development and progression of cancer. The present study aims to evaluate the anticancer activity of sumac (Rhus coriaria) against different human cancer MCF-7, PC-3, and SKOV3 cell lines. In addition, the study tries to explore a prospective mechanism of action, assessment of in vitro enzyme-inhibitory capacity of sumac extract against hCA I, II, IX, and XII. Read More

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Predictive hybrid paradigm for cytotoxic activity of 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives as CDK6 inhibitors against human (MCF-7) breast cancer cell line and its structural modifications: rational for novel cancer therapeutics.

J Biomol Struct Dyn 2021 Apr 23:1-20. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences (SOS), Federal University of Technology Akure, Akure, Nigeria.

The dysregulation of cyclin-CDK6 interactions has been implicated in human breast cancer, providing a rationale for more therapeutic options. Recently, ATP-competitive inhibitors have been employed for managing breast cancer. These molecules, like most natural CDKs inhibitors, potently bind in the ATP-binding site of CDK6 to regulate trans-activation. Read More

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EGFR/VEGFR-2 dual inhibitor and apoptotic inducer: Design, synthesis, anticancer activity and docking study of new 2-thioxoimidazolidin-4one derivatives.

Life Sci 2021 Apr 21;277:119531. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Port-Said University, Port-Said, Egypt.

Aims: EGFR and VEGFR-2 have emerged as promising targets for cancer management as they play a crucial role in tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. A novel series of 2-thioxoimidazolidin-4-one derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as apoptotic inducers and EGFR/VEGFR-2 dual inhibitors.

Main Methods: The cytotoxic activities of all synthesized compounds were tested against MCF-7, HepG2 and A549 cell lines. Read More

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Glucose starvation greatly enhances antiproliferative and antiestrogenic potency of oligomycin A in MCF-7 breast cancer cells.

Biochimie 2021 Apr 16;186:51-58. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Blokhin National Medical Research Center of Oncology, Moscow, 115522, Russia. Electronic address:

Energy imbalance is one of the key properties of tumour cells, which in certain cases supports fast cancer progression and resistance to therapy. The simultaneous blocking of glycolytic processes and oxidative phosphorylation pathways seems to be a promising strategy for antitumor therapies. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of glucose starvation on the antiproliferative and antiestrogenic potency of oligomycin A against hormone-dependent breast cancer cells. Read More

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Target-Driven Design of a Coumarinyl Chalcone Scaffold Based Novel EF2 Kinase Inhibitor Suppresses Breast Cancer Growth .

ACS Pharmacol Transl Sci 2021 Apr 30;4(2):926-940. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 422, Houston, Texas 77030, United States.

Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF-2K) is an unusual alpha kinase involved in protein synthesis through phosphorylation of elongation factor 2 (EF2). eEF-2K is highly overexpressed in breast cancer, and its activity is associated with significantly shortened patient survival and proven to be a potential molecular target in breast cancer. The crystal structure of eEF-2K remains unknown, and there is no potent, safe, and effective inhibitor available for clinical applications. Read More

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Evaluation of Benzamide-chalcone Derivatives as EGFR/CDK2 inhibitor: Synthesis, in-vitro Inhibition, and Molecular Modeling Studies.

Anticancer Agents Med Chem 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai 400005. India.

Background: EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) and CDK2 (Cyclin Dependent Kinase 2) are important targets in the treatment of many solid tumors and different ligands of these receptors share many common structural features.

Objective: The study involved synthesis of benzamide-substituted chalcones and determination of their antiproliferative activity as well as preliminary evaluation of EGFR and CDK2 inhibitory potential using both receptor binding and computational methods.

Methods: We synthesized 13 benzamide-substituted chalcone derivatives and tested their antiproliferative activity against MCF-7, HT-29 and U373MG cell-lines using Sulforhodamine B Assay. Read More

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Design, synthesis, modelling studies and biological evaluation of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as potent anticancer agents targeting thymidine phosphorylase enzyme.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Mar 29;111:104873. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy Technology Management, SVKM's NMIMS, Mumbai, India. Electronic address:

A series of novel 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives with substituted phenyl ring were designed and synthesized with an objective of discovering newer anti-cancer agents targeting thymidine phosphorylase enzyme (TP). The 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were synthesized by simple and convenient methods in the lab. Chemical structure of the all the synthesized compounds were characterized by IR, H NMR and mass spectral methods and evaluated for cytotoxicity by MTT method against two breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231). Read More

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Heregulin-β1 Activates NF-E2-related Factor 2 and Induces Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cells via Protein Kinase B and Extracellular Signal-regulated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathways.

J Cancer Prev 2021 Mar;26(1):54-63

Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Heregulin-β1, a ligand of ErbB-2 and ErbB-3/4 receptors, has been reported to potentiate oncogenicity and metastatic potential of breast cancer cells. In the present work, treatment of human mammary cancer (MCF-7) cells with heregulin-β1 resulted in enhanced cell migration and expression of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and its mRNA transcript. Silencing of MnSOD abrogated clonogenicity and migrative ability of MCF-7 cells. Read More

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Externally added cystatin C reduces growth of A375 melanoma cells by increasing cell cycle time.

FEBS Open Bio 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Division of Clinical Chemistry & Pharmacology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.

Some secreted cysteine protease inhibitors of the cystatin family appear to affect intracellular proteolysis and growth of human cells, as a result of internalization. Here, we studied the effects of external addition of the most abundant human cystatin, cystatin C, on viability and proliferation of cancer cells in culture. A dose-dependent decrease in viable cells was seen for A375 melanoma, MCF-7 breast cancer, and PC-3 prostate cancer cells cultured in 1-5 µm cystatin C after 24 h. Read More

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3D Pharmacophore-Based Discovery of Novel K10.1 Inhibitors with Antiproliferative Activity.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Mar 12;13(6). Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Aškerčeva 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

(1) Background: The voltage-gated potassium channel K10.1 (Eag1) is considered a near- universal tumour marker and represents a promising new target for the discovery of novel anticancer drugs. (2) Methods: We utilized the ligand-based drug discovery methodology using 3D pharmacophore modelling and medicinal chemistry approaches to prepare a novel structural class of K10. Read More

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Design, Synthesis, Molecular Modeling and Antitumor Evaluation of Novel Indolyl-Pyrimidine Derivatives with EGFR Inhibitory Activity.

Molecules 2021 Mar 25;26(7). Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Helwan University, Ein-Helwan, Helwan, Cairo 11795, Egypt.

Scaffolds hybridization is a well-known drug design strategy for antitumor agents. Herein, series of novel indolyl-pyrimidine hybrids were synthesized and evaluated in vitro and in vivo for their antitumor activity. The in vitro antiproliferative activity of all compounds was obtained against MCF-7, HepG2, and HCT-116 cancer cell lines, as well as against WI38 normal cells using the resazurin assay. Read More

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A New Anti-Estrogen Discovery Platform Identifies FDA-Approved Imidazole Anti-Fungal Drugs as Bioactive Compounds against ERα Expressing Breast Cancer Cells.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 13;22(6). Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Department of Sciences, University Roma Tre, Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 446, I-00146 Rome, Italy.

17β-estradiol (E2) exerts its physiological effects through the estrogen receptor α (i.e., ERα). Read More

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