ABSTRACT: A series of new 4-arylidene curcumin analogues (4-arylidene-1,7-bisarylhepta-1,6-diene-3,5-diones) were synthesized and found to be potent antiproliferative agents against a panel of cancer cell lines at submicromolar to low micromolar concentrations by SRB assay. Their inhibitory abilities against NF-κB was evaluated by High Content Analysis (HCA) based immunofluorescence assay; and the Akt signalling inhibition was determined by fluorescence polarization assay and western blot respectively. The Structure-Activity Relationship was discussed. Our results revealed that 4-arylidene curcumin analogues may work in a multi-targets manner in cancer cell.
European journal of medicinal chemistry 07/2012; 55:346-57. · 3.27 Impact Factor