ABSTRACT: In order to explore the influence of sulfate groups on the bioactivity profiles of marine alkaloids of the lamellarin class, three such alkaloids, lamellarin alpha, lamellarin alpha 13,20-disulfate and lamellarin H, were synthesized and their activities against HIV-1 integrase and cancer cell lines were compared with those of lamellarin alpha 20-sulfate, which is a selective inhibitor of HIV-1 integrase. Lamellarin alpha does not inhibit HIV-1 integrase but shows moderate cytotoxicity with good cell line selectivity. Lamellarin alpha 13,20-disulfate is a moderate inhibitor of both HIV-1 integrase and cancer cell lines. Lamellarin H is a more potent inhibitor of HIV-1 integrase but lacked the specificity required to be medicinally useful.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 11/2002; 10(10):3285-90. · 2.92 Impact Factor