Platinated benzonaphthyridone is a stronger inhibitor of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 and a more potent anticancer agent than is the parent inhibitor

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-373
Journal / PublicationEuropean Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume71
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014

Abstract

Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) have shown to be promising in clinical trials against cancer and other diseases, and lots of efforts have been put into the development of organic compounds as more potent PARP-1 inhibitors. Here we describe a strategy to conveniently obtain metal-based PARP-1 inhibitors with enhanced biological activities by conjugating platinum moiety with an original inhibitor, e.g., benzonaphthyridone. Based on the structure-activity relationship analysis of PARP-1 inhibitors, three platinated PARP-1 inhibitors were designed, and the complexes were synthesized and characterized. Complex 3 presented significantly enhanced cytotoxicity against a panel of human cancer cells and a 10-fold increased inhibitory effect against recombinant PARP-1 compared with the original PARP-1 inhibitor. Complex 3 was as cytotoxic as cisplatin and its spectrum of anticancer activity was identical to that of cisplatin. The complex was able to enter into cancer cells efficiently, bind to DNA well, and block cell cycle at G2/M phase, indicating that complex 3 is an effective anticancer agent with a distinct mechanism of action. Our study implies that the conjugation of platinum with PARP-1 inhibitors could be a valid strategy to obtain more potent anticancer agents with improved biological activities. © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Anticancer agents, Cisplatin, DNA damage repair, Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 inhibitors

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Platinated benzonaphthyridone is a stronger inhibitor of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 and a more potent anticancer agent than is the parent inhibitor. / Wang, Beilei; Qian, Hui; Yiu, Shek-Man; Sun, Jianwei; Zhu, Guangyu.

In: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 71, 07.01.2014, p. 366-373.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal