Structure-activity relationship of selected polyphenol derivatives as inhibitors of Bax/Bcl-xL interaction.
ABSTRACT This paper describes the synthesis of nine selected diaryl/heteroaryl-containing phenol and polyphenol derivatives which have been evaluated against Bax/Bcl-xL interaction in comparison with ABT-737. Using a BRET assay, six of these derivatives exhibit activity comparable to ABT-737 to disrupt Bax/Bcl-xL interaction. These preliminary results demonstrate that such polyphenol-derived molecules are attractive compounds regarding anticancer activity and that the phenol at position 3 is important regarding disruption of Bax/Bcl-xL interaction.
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ABSTRACT: We describe the synthesis of a series of new molecules containing phenol and triazoles moieties, compounds which have been evaluated for their ability to inhibit Bax/Bcl-xL interactions in cancer cells, by using BRET assays, and to induce cell death. Several derivatives exhibit a very promising activity, being more potent than the reference compounds acylpyrogallol A and ABT-737. These preliminary results demonstrate that derivatives of this family can be attractive to develop new molecules with potent anticancer activity.Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 02/2014; · 2.65 Impact Factor