Drug design was performed through the Virtual Lock-and-Key (VLAK) protocol. This in silico approach allowed to select new annelated thienotriazolopyrimidine derivs., potentially antitumor drugs. Starting from benzothieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine and pyrido[3',2':4,5]thieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core structures, new derivs. of these nuclei were designed and synthesized. Three of them were selected by the Development Therapeutical Program (DTP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the anticancer screening against a panel of 60 human tumor cell lines. The biol. results showed that the new derivs. exhibited an excellent antiproliferative activity reaching sub-micromolar concn. Moreover, to be evidenced their low toxicity and high potency.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|
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