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Organometallic indolo[3,2-c]quinolines versus indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines: synthesis, structural and spectroscopic characterization, and biological efficacy.

Filak LK, Mühlgassner G, Jakupec MA, Heffeter P, Berger W, Arion VB, Keppler BK - J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2010)

Bottom Line: The synthesis of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with the closely related indolo[3,2-c]quinolines N-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 1 )) and N'-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 2 )) and indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines N-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 3 )) and N'-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 4 )) of the general formulas [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 1 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (4) and Os (6), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 2 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (5) and Os (7), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 3 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (8) and Os (10), and [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 4 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (9) and Os (11), is reported.The metal-free indolo[3,2-c]quinolines inhibit cancer cell growth in vitro, with IC(50) values in the high nanomolar range, whereas those of the related indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines are in the low micromolar range.In cell-free experiments, these classes of compounds inhibit the activity of cdk2/cyclin E, but the much higher cytotoxicity and stronger cell cycle effects of indoloquinolines L ( 1 ) and 7 are not paralleled by a substantially higher kinase inhibition compared with indolobenzazepines L ( 4 ) and 11, arguing for additional targets and molecular effects, such as intercalation into DNA.

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Affiliation: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Strasse 42, 1090, Vienna, Austria.

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The synthesis of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with the closely related indolo[3,2-c]quinolines N-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 1 )) and N'-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 2 )) and indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines N-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 3 )) and N'-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 4 )) of the general formulas [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 1 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (4) and Os (6), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 2 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (5) and Os (7), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 3 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (8) and Os (10), and [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 4 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (9) and Os (11), is reported. The compounds have been comprehensively characterized by elemental analysis, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis, and NMR), and X-ray crystallography (L ( 1 ).HCl, 4.H(2)O, 5, and 9.2.5H(2)O). Structure-activity relationships with regard to cytotoxicity and cell cycle effects in human cancer cells as well as cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibition and DNA intercalation in cell-free settings have been established. The metal-free indolo[3,2-c]quinolines inhibit cancer cell growth in vitro, with IC(50) values in the high nanomolar range, whereas those of the related indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines are in the low micromolar range. In cell-free experiments, these classes of compounds inhibit the activity of cdk2/cyclin E, but the much higher cytotoxicity and stronger cell cycle effects of indoloquinolines L ( 1 ) and 7 are not paralleled by a substantially higher kinase inhibition compared with indolobenzazepines L ( 4 ) and 11, arguing for additional targets and molecular effects, such as intercalation into DNA.

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Mentions: All this indicates that this family of compounds is worth investigating further as potential antitumor drugs. Moreover, although the library of compounds created is remarkable, it lacks metal-based derivatives, and the effect of metal coordination of indolo[3,2-c]quinolines on the antiproliferative activity and biological mechanisms involved remained unexplored. This is even more intriguing when considering that indolo-[3,2-d]benzazepines, also named paullones (Structure 3), which possess a molecular structure closely related to indolo[3,2-c]quinolines and were identified as cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitors [18], can be readily coordinated to metals by creating metal-binding sites at the periphery of the molecule skeleton able to accommodate metal ions, yielding complexes with high cytotoxicities and the ability to cause cell cycle perturbations [19–23]. Recently, a method to convert indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines into the corresponding 6-(carboxylic acid)indolo[3,2-c]quinolines was published [24].Structure 3


Organometallic indolo[3,2-c]quinolines versus indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines: synthesis, structural and spectroscopic characterization, and biological efficacy.

Filak LK, Mühlgassner G, Jakupec MA, Heffeter P, Berger W, Arion VB, Keppler BK - J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2010)

Kenpaullone and its thiolactam derivative
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Str3: Kenpaullone and its thiolactam derivative
Mentions: All this indicates that this family of compounds is worth investigating further as potential antitumor drugs. Moreover, although the library of compounds created is remarkable, it lacks metal-based derivatives, and the effect of metal coordination of indolo[3,2-c]quinolines on the antiproliferative activity and biological mechanisms involved remained unexplored. This is even more intriguing when considering that indolo-[3,2-d]benzazepines, also named paullones (Structure 3), which possess a molecular structure closely related to indolo[3,2-c]quinolines and were identified as cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibitors [18], can be readily coordinated to metals by creating metal-binding sites at the periphery of the molecule skeleton able to accommodate metal ions, yielding complexes with high cytotoxicities and the ability to cause cell cycle perturbations [19–23]. Recently, a method to convert indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines into the corresponding 6-(carboxylic acid)indolo[3,2-c]quinolines was published [24].Structure 3

Bottom Line: The synthesis of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with the closely related indolo[3,2-c]quinolines N-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 1 )) and N'-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 2 )) and indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines N-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 3 )) and N'-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 4 )) of the general formulas [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 1 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (4) and Os (6), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 2 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (5) and Os (7), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 3 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (8) and Os (10), and [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 4 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (9) and Os (11), is reported.The metal-free indolo[3,2-c]quinolines inhibit cancer cell growth in vitro, with IC(50) values in the high nanomolar range, whereas those of the related indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines are in the low micromolar range.In cell-free experiments, these classes of compounds inhibit the activity of cdk2/cyclin E, but the much higher cytotoxicity and stronger cell cycle effects of indoloquinolines L ( 1 ) and 7 are not paralleled by a substantially higher kinase inhibition compared with indolobenzazepines L ( 4 ) and 11, arguing for additional targets and molecular effects, such as intercalation into DNA.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Strasse 42, 1090, Vienna, Austria.

ABSTRACT
The synthesis of ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) arene complexes with the closely related indolo[3,2-c]quinolines N-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 1 )) and N'-(11H-indolo[3,2-c]quinolin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 2 )) and indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines N-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-ethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 3 )) and N'-(7,12-dihydroindolo-[3,2-d][1]benzazepin-6-yl)-N,N-dimethylethane-1,2-diamine (L ( 4 )) of the general formulas [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 1 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (4) and Os (6), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 2 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (5) and Os (7), [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 3 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (8) and Os (10), and [(eta(6)-p-cymene)M(II)(L ( 4 ))Cl]Cl, where M is Ru (9) and Os (11), is reported. The compounds have been comprehensively characterized by elemental analysis, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis, and NMR), and X-ray crystallography (L ( 1 ).HCl, 4.H(2)O, 5, and 9.2.5H(2)O). Structure-activity relationships with regard to cytotoxicity and cell cycle effects in human cancer cells as well as cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) inhibition and DNA intercalation in cell-free settings have been established. The metal-free indolo[3,2-c]quinolines inhibit cancer cell growth in vitro, with IC(50) values in the high nanomolar range, whereas those of the related indolo[3,2-d]benzazepines are in the low micromolar range. In cell-free experiments, these classes of compounds inhibit the activity of cdk2/cyclin E, but the much higher cytotoxicity and stronger cell cycle effects of indoloquinolines L ( 1 ) and 7 are not paralleled by a substantially higher kinase inhibition compared with indolobenzazepines L ( 4 ) and 11, arguing for additional targets and molecular effects, such as intercalation into DNA.

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