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Discovery of novel SERMs with a ferrocenyl entity based on the oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptene scaffold and evaluation of their antiproliferative effects in breast cancer cells.
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PMID:  23149805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We have synthesized a series of novel SERMs bearing a ferrocenyl unit based on a three-dimensional oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptene core scaffold. These compounds displayed high receptor binding affinities as well as ERα or ERβ selectivity. In cell proliferation assays, we found that these ligands were cytotoxic at micromolar concentrations in both ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancer cells. On further examination, we found that the antiproliferative effects of compounds , and on MCF-7 cells line does not arise from antiestrogenicity, but rather proceeds through a cytotoxic pathway. Possible mechanisms for the unique activities of these ligands were also investigated by molecular modeling. These new ligands could act as scaffolds for the development of novel anti-breast cancer agents.
Yangfan Zheng; Caihua Wang; Changhao Li; Jinxia Qiao; Feng Zhang; Minjian Huang; Wenming Ren; Chune Dong; Jian Huang; Hai-Bing Zhou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Organic & biomolecular chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Org. Biomol. Chem.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101154995     Medline TA:  Org Biomol Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Combinatorial Biosynthesis and Drug Discovery (Wuhan University), Ministry of Education, State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan, 430071, China.
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