Mohammed S. Abdel-Maksoud

Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Sŏul, Seoul, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: Design and synthesis of a new series of 5,6-diarylimidazo[2,1-b]thiazole derivatives possessing terminal aryl sulfonamide moiety are described. Their in vitro antiproliferative activities against a panel of 57 human cancer cell lines of nine different cancer types were tested at the NCI. Compounds 8a, 8b, 8n, 8q, 8t, and 8u showed the highest mean % inhibition values over the 57 cell line panel at 10 μM, and they were further tested in 5-dose testing mode to determine their IC50 values. Among the six compounds, compound 8u possessing terminal para-hydroxybenzenesulfonamido moiety and ethylene linker showed the highest potency. It demonstrated superior potency than Sorafenib against eight different cell lines, and was equipotent to Sorafenib against COLO 205 colon cancer cell line. Its IC50 values over NCI-H460 non-small cell lung cancer cell line and MCF7 breast cancer cell line were 0.845 μM and 0.476 μM, respectively. Compounds 8a, 8b, 8q, 8t, and 8u showed high selectivity indices towards cancer cells over L132 normal lung cell line. Compound 8u showed potential inhibitory effects over the components of ERK pathway. Its IC50 value over V600E-B-RAF and C-RAF kinases were 39.9 nM and 19.0 nM, respectively. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
    European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 05/2015; 95. DOI:10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.03.065
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    ABSTRACT: A series of diarylamides and diarylureas possessing 1,3,4-oxadiazole scaffold was designed and synthesized. Their in vitro antiproliferative activities were tested against a panel of 58 cell lines of nine different cancer types at the NCI, and compared with Sorafenib as a reference compound. Most of the compounds showed strong and broad-spectrum antiproliferative activities. The diarylurea compound 2g possessing 4-chloro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl terminal moiety showed the highest mean % inhibition value of about 100% over the 58-cell line panel at 10μM concentration. Also compounds 2h, 2l, 2m exhibited mean % inhibition over 90% at 10μM concentration. The IC50 value of compound 2b over SNB-75 CNS cancer cell line was 0.65μM. Compound 2h also exerted submicromolar IC50 values of 0.67, 0.80, and 0.87μM against PC-3 prostate cancer cell line, HCT-116 colon cancer cell line, and ACHN renal cancer cell line, respectively. Compound 2h showed comparable efficacy to Sorafenib. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 03/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.03.001
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    ABSTRACT: Synthesis of a new series of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives possessing sulfonamide moiety is described. Their in vitro antiproliferative activities against NCI-58 human cancer cell lines of nine different cancer types were tested. Compound 1k with p-methoxybenzenesulfonamido moiety showed the highest mean %inhibition value over the 58 cell line panel at 10 μM concentration. It showed broad-spectrum antiproliferative activity over many cell lines of different cancer types. For instance, compound 1k inhibited the growth of T-47D breast cancer cell line by 90.47% at 10 μM. And it inhibited growth of SR leukemia, SK-MEL-5 melanoma, and MDA-MB-468 breast cancer cell lines by more than 80% at the same test concentration. Compound 1k showed superior activity than Paclitaxel and Gefitinib against the most sensitive cell lines.
    European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 11/2014; 90. DOI:10.1016/j.ejmech.2014.11.011
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    ABSTRACT: A series of new diarylamides possessing 6,7-dimethoxy(dihydroxy)quinoline scaffold was synthesized. Their in vitro antiproliferative activities against NCI-58 cancer cell lines, kinase inhibition, and in silico studies are reported.
    European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 09/2014; 87:484–492. DOI:10.1016/j.ejmech.2014.09.068
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    ABSTRACT: A bisamide compound 1 possessing the pyrrolo[3,2-c]pyridine nucleus was synthesized and biologically evaluated. It was tested for kinase inhibitory activity over a panel of 47 kinases, and its selectivity toward the FMS kinase was accidentally discovered. Compound 1 was tested over a panel of seven ovarian, two prostate, and six breast cancer cell lines at a single dose concentration of 10 µM and showed high activity. It was further tested in a 5-dose mode to determine its IC50 and total growth inhibition (TGI) values over the 15 cell lines. Compound 1 showed high potency on the submicromolar scale and good efficacy. The cytotoxic effect of compound 1 over peritoneal macrophages was also investigated. Compound 1 demonstrated higher selectivity against different cancer cell lines compared with HS-27 fibroblasts.
    Archiv der Pharmazie 09/2014; 347(9). DOI:10.1002/ardp.201400051
  • Mohammed I El-Gamal, Mohammed S Abdel-Maksoud, Chang- Hyun Oh
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    ABSTRACT: Antimicrobial peptides are a group of natural or semi-synthetic molecules possessing antimicrobial activities against bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, etc. They are considered as promising candidates for treatment of microbial infections and suppression of microbial resistance. The increasing emergence of bacterial resistance has required development of new efficient antibiotics that can be added to the antibacterial armamentarium. The marine world provides a rich source of antimicrobial peptides. That world has not been highly explored yet, and much more effort is required in order to discover new efficient antimicrobial peptides. In the present article, we have reviewed the recent progress in the field of marine antimicrobial peptides from 2009 until the mid of 2012.
    Current topics in medicinal chemistry 07/2013; DOI:10.2174/15680266113139990127
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    ABSTRACT: A new series of diarylureas and diarylamides possessing 1H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]pyridine scaffold was designed and synthesized. Their in vitro antiproliferative activities against A375P human melanoma cell line and NCI-9 human melanoma cell line panel were tested. All the target compounds, except three amino derivatives 8g, h and 9h, demonstrated superior potencies against A375P to Sorafenib. In addition, compounds 8a and 9b-f demonstrated higher potencies than Vemurafenib against A375P. Compounds 8c and 9b were 7.50 and 454.90 times, respectively, more selective towards A375P melanoma cells over NIH3T3 fibroblasts. Furthermore, compounds 8d, e and 9a-d, f demonstrated very high potencies against the nine tested melanoma cell lines at the NCI. The bisamide derivatives 9a-c, f showed 2-digit nanomolar IC(50) values over different cell lines of the NCI-9 melanoma cell lines.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 05/2012; 22(13):4362-7. DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2012.05.004