Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of N-phenylsulfonylnicotinamide derivatives as novel antitumor inhibitors.
ABSTRACT A series of novel N-phenylsulfonylnicotinamide derivatives (1-24) have been synthesized and evaluated as potential EGFR tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors. Among all the compounds, compound 10 (5-bromo-N-(4-chlorophenylsulfonyl)nicotinamide) showed the most potent growth inhibitory activity against EGFR TK and antiproliferative activity of MCF-7 cancer cell line in vitro, with IC(50) value of 0.09 and 0.07 μM. Docking simulation was performed to insert compound 10 into the EGFR TK active site to determine the probable binding model. Based on the preliminary results, compound 10 with potent inhibitory activity to tumor growth may be a potential anticancer agent.