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The application of click chemistry in the synthesis of agents with anticancer activity.

Ma N, Wang Y, Zhao BX, Ye WC, Jiang S - Drug Des Devel Ther (2015)

Bottom Line: The copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between alkynes and azides (click chemistry) to form 1,2,3-triazoles is the most popular reaction due to its reliability, specificity, and biocompatibility.This reaction has the potential to shorten procedures, and render more efficient lead identification and optimization procedures in medicinal chemistry, which is a powerful modular synthetic approach toward the assembly of new molecular entities and has been applied in anticancer drugs discovery increasingly.The present review focuses mainly on the applications of this reaction in the field of synthesis of agents with anticancer activity, which are divided into four groups: topoisomerase II inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors, protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and antimicrotubule agents.

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Affiliation: Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China ; Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China ; Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT
The copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between alkynes and azides (click chemistry) to form 1,2,3-triazoles is the most popular reaction due to its reliability, specificity, and biocompatibility. This reaction has the potential to shorten procedures, and render more efficient lead identification and optimization procedures in medicinal chemistry, which is a powerful modular synthetic approach toward the assembly of new molecular entities and has been applied in anticancer drugs discovery increasingly. The present review focuses mainly on the applications of this reaction in the field of synthesis of agents with anticancer activity, which are divided into four groups: topoisomerase II inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors, protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and antimicrotubule agents.

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Chemical structures of antimicrotubule agents synthesized via click chemistry.
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f21-dddt-9-1585: Chemical structures of antimicrotubule agents synthesized via click chemistry.

Mentions: Stefely et al reported a series of N-((1-benzyl-1H-1, 2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl)arylamides as a new scaffold that provides rapid access to antimicrotubule agents by copper-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition in 2010. These compounds all afforded inhibitors of cancer cell growth. Among the inhibitors, compound 35b (Figure 21), led by the initial hit compound 35a, had an IC50 of 46 nM against MCF-7 human breast tumor cells.70


The application of click chemistry in the synthesis of agents with anticancer activity.

Ma N, Wang Y, Zhao BX, Ye WC, Jiang S - Drug Des Devel Ther (2015)

Chemical structures of antimicrotubule agents synthesized via click chemistry.
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f21-dddt-9-1585: Chemical structures of antimicrotubule agents synthesized via click chemistry.
Mentions: Stefely et al reported a series of N-((1-benzyl-1H-1, 2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl)arylamides as a new scaffold that provides rapid access to antimicrotubule agents by copper-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition in 2010. These compounds all afforded inhibitors of cancer cell growth. Among the inhibitors, compound 35b (Figure 21), led by the initial hit compound 35a, had an IC50 of 46 nM against MCF-7 human breast tumor cells.70

Bottom Line: The copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between alkynes and azides (click chemistry) to form 1,2,3-triazoles is the most popular reaction due to its reliability, specificity, and biocompatibility.This reaction has the potential to shorten procedures, and render more efficient lead identification and optimization procedures in medicinal chemistry, which is a powerful modular synthetic approach toward the assembly of new molecular entities and has been applied in anticancer drugs discovery increasingly.The present review focuses mainly on the applications of this reaction in the field of synthesis of agents with anticancer activity, which are divided into four groups: topoisomerase II inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors, protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and antimicrotubule agents.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China ; Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China ; Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT
The copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition between alkynes and azides (click chemistry) to form 1,2,3-triazoles is the most popular reaction due to its reliability, specificity, and biocompatibility. This reaction has the potential to shorten procedures, and render more efficient lead identification and optimization procedures in medicinal chemistry, which is a powerful modular synthetic approach toward the assembly of new molecular entities and has been applied in anticancer drugs discovery increasingly. The present review focuses mainly on the applications of this reaction in the field of synthesis of agents with anticancer activity, which are divided into four groups: topoisomerase II inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors, protein tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and antimicrotubule agents.

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