3 years ago

3-O-Substituted-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonols: Synthesis and cell-based evaluation as anti-prostate cancer agents

3-O-Substituted-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonols: Synthesis and cell-based evaluation as anti-prostate cancer agents
Twenty-two 3-O-substituted-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonols have been designed and synthesized for their anti-proliferative activity towards three human prostate cancer cell lines. Our results indicate that most of them are significantly more potent than the parent 3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonol in inhibiting the cell proliferation in PC-3 and LNCaP prostate cancer cell models. 3-O-Substituted-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonols have generally higher potency towards PC-3 and LNCaP cell lines than the DU145 cell line. Incorporation of an ethyl group to 3-OH of 3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonol leads to 3-O-ethyl-3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonol as the optimal derivative with up to 36-fold enhanced potency as compared with the corresponding lead compound 3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyflavonol, but with reversed PC-3 cell apoptotic response. Introduction of a dipentylaminopropyl group to 3-OH increases not only the antiproliferative potency but also the ability in activating PC-3 cell apoptosis. Our findings imply that modification on 3-OH of trimethoxyflavonol can further enhance its in vitro anti-proliferative potency and PC-3 cell apoptosis induction.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0968089617311781

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.