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Synthesis and antitumour activity of glycyrrhetinic acid derivatives.
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PMID:  20932766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) is one of many interesting triterpenoic acids showing anticancerogenic potential. GA is known to trigger apoptosis in tumour cell lines, although GA has a low cytotoxicity. In our study we were able to prepare derivatives of GA that show lowered the IC(50) values as determined by a sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay using 15 different human tumour cell lines. Thus, combining an ester group combined with the presence of an amino acid moiety led to a ca. 60-fold improved antitumor activity. Experiments on mouse embryonic fibroblasts (NiH3T3) revealed that these compounds showed a better selectivity for tumour cells compared to the parent compound GA. An apoptotic effect of some of these compounds was determined using an acridine orange/ethidium bromide (AO/EB) test and DNA laddering experiments.
Stefan Schwarz; René Csuk
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1464-3391     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioorg. Med. Chem.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9413298     Medline TA:  Bioorg Med Chem     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7458-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bereich Organische Chemie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Kurt-Mothes-Str. 2, D-06120 Halle, Saale, Germany.
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