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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.

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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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Mentions: Steganacin and podophyllotoxin are two naturally occurring ligands that share the capability to disrupt tubulin assembly. Imperio et al had used the ruthenium-catalyzed [3+2] azide–alkyne cycloaddition to replace the lactone ring of both the structures with a 1,5-disubstituted triazole in few synthetic steps in 2007 (36a and 36b, Figure 22). These compounds were found to be less cytotoxic while retaining antitubulin activity compared to podophyllotoxin.71


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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f22-dddt-9-1585: Chemical structures of antimicrotubule agents synthesized via click chemistry.
Mentions: Steganacin and podophyllotoxin are two naturally occurring ligands that share the capability to disrupt tubulin assembly. Imperio et al had used the ruthenium-catalyzed [3+2] azide–alkyne cycloaddition to replace the lactone ring of both the structures with a 1,5-disubstituted triazole in few synthetic steps in 2007 (36a and 36b, Figure 22). These compounds were found to be less cytotoxic while retaining antitubulin activity compared to podophyllotoxin.71

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.

No MeSH data available.