Preparation and bioactivity of cationic porphyrins bearing mixed 3-quinolyl and 3-pyridyl meso groups

Tao Lu, Dongfang Shi, Daekyu Sun, Haiyong Han, Laurence H. Hurley

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Abstract

AIM: To search for the potent telomerase inhibitors with structures of cationic porphyrins to improve the interactions between G-quadruplex and porphyrins by systematically varying the meso substituents. METHOD: Porphyrins bearing mixed 3-quinolyl/3-pyridyl meso groups were synthesized using the Adler-Longo method by condensation of aldehydes with pyrrole, followed by methylation and ion-exchange. The compounds were tested for the telomerase inhibitory activity and c-Myc inhibitory activity. RESULT: All compounds were found to be potent and approximately equivalent in terms of their ability to inhibit the action of telomerase in a cell-free assay. Compound 4 had the best inhibitory activity on c-Myc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of China Pharmaceutical University
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003

Keywords

  • G-quadruplex
  • Porphyrin
  • Telomerase
  • Telomerase inhibitors
  • c-Myc inhibitory activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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