Synthesis and Identification of New 4-Arylidene Curcumin Analogues as Potential Anticancer Agents Targeting Nuclear Factor-κB Signaling Pathway

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor: 5.45). 11/2010; 53(23). DOI: 10.1021/jm1004545
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A series of curcumin analogues including new 4-arylidene curcumin analogues (4-arylidene-1,7-bisarylhepta-1,6-diene-3,5-diones) were synthesized. Cell growth inhibition assays revealed that most 4-arylidene curcumin analogues can effectively decrease the growth of a panel of lung cancer cells at submicromolar and low micromolar concentrations. High content analysis technology coupled with biochemical studies showed that this new class of 4-arylidene curcumin analogues exhibits significantly improved NF-κB inhibition activity over the parent compound curcumin, at least in part by inhibiting IκB phosphorylation and degradation via IKK blockage; selected 4-arylidene curcumin analogues also reduced the tumorigenic potential of cancer cells in a clonogenic assay.

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