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Carbohydr Polym ; 250: 116800, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33049807

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Chitosan, as a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, is characterized by anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. It lately has received a widespread interest for use as the pulmonary particulate backbone materials of drug carrier for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer. The success of chitosan as pulmonary particulate drug carrier is a critical interplay of their mucoadhesive, permeation enhancement and site/cell-specific attributes. In the case of nanocarriers, various microencapsulation and micro-nano blending systems have been devised to equip them with an appropriate aerodynamic character to enable efficient pulmonary aerosolization and inhalation. The late COVID-19 infection is met with acute respiratory distress syndrome and cancer. Chitosan and its derivatives are found useful in combating HCoV and cancer as a function of their molecular weight, substituent type and its degree of substitution. The interest in chitosan is expected to rise in the next decade from the perspectives of drug delivery in combination with its therapeutic performance.


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Anti-Infecciosos/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Quitosana/análogos & derivados , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Anti-Infecciosos/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia
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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 140(10): 1243-1249, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999203

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Here the author describes the tumor-selective delivery of a fluorescence photosensitizing agent and an antitumor agent, based on the polymer effect of an N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA) based copolymer, by utilizing the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect seen in solid tumors. Firstly, the tumor distribution of the photosensitizer, zinc-protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP), was significantly increased by conjugation with the HPMA polymer (P-ZnPP). The P-ZnPP suppressed tumor growth by local generation of cytotoxic singlet oxygen, and the tumor tissue was visualized by fluorescence upon light irradiation. Subsequently, a two-step mechanism for tumor selectivity was observed for the cytotoxic anthracycline, pirarubicin (THP), which conjugated the HPMA-based copolymer via a hydrazone bond (P-THP). The EPR-dependent accumulation of P-THP and the tumor-selective release of THP in the tumor tissues led to highly tumor-selective toxicity. Rapid cell uptake of THP compared to other anthracyclines, and deeper P-THP penetration of the tumor cell spheroid were attributed to the superior antitumor activity of P-THP. The molecular weight of P-THP affected its antitumor activity; oligomeric P-THP derivatives with higher molecular weights, DP-THP and SP-THP, showed even higher antitumor activity. P-THP was effective for both implanted tumor and autochthonous tumor models. These results indicate that nano-sized anticancer drugs based on polymer effect are promising clinical therapeutics.


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Antineoplásicos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes , Polímeros , Protoporfirinas , Animais , Antraciclinas/química , Antraciclinas/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Doxorrubicina/análogos & derivados , Doxorrubicina/química , Doxorrubicina/metabolismo , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Metacrilatos/química , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Peso Molecular , Neoplasias/patologia , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/química , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/metabolismo , Protoporfirinas/química , Protoporfirinas/metabolismo
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Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem ; 76(Pt 9): 874-882, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32887858

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Five 2-aroyl-5-bromobenzo[b]furan-3-ol compounds (two of which are new) and four new 2-aroyl-5-iodobenzo[b]furan-3-ol compounds were synthesized starting from salicylic acid. The compounds were characterized by mass spectrometry and 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies of four compounds, namely, (5-bromo-3-hydroxybenzofuran-2-yl)(4-fluorophenyl)methanone, C15H8BrFO3, (5-bromo-3-hydroxybenzofuran-2-yl)(4-chlorophenyl)methanone, C15H8BrClO3, (5-bromo-3-hydroxybenzofuran-2-yl)(4-bromophenyl)methanone, C15H8Br2O3, and (4-bromophenyl)(3-hydroxy-5-iodobenzofuran-2-yl)methanone, C15H8BrIO3, were also carried out. The compounds were tested for their in vitro cytotoxicity on the four human cancer cell lines KB, Hep-G2, Lu-1 and MCF7. Six compounds show good inhibiting abilities on Hep-G2 cells, with IC50 values of 1.39-8.03 µM.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Benzofuranos/síntese química , Células Hep G2/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Benzofuranos/química , Cristalografia por Raios X , Humanos , Ligação de Hidrogênio , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Estrutura Molecular
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5025-5033, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878790

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to investigate the effect of a new 7-(4-(N-substituted carbamoylmethyl) piperazin-1-yl) ciprofloxacin-derivative on the proliferation and migration abilities of HeLa cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability and morphological alterations were examined. Changes in migration were detected using wound healing and colony formation assays. Flow cytometry and western blotting were used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying this ciprofloxacin-derivative's action in HeLa cells. RESULTS: The examined ciprofloxacin-derivative reduced viability of HeLa cells in a concentration-dependent manner and altered cellular morphology, indicating cell death. Furthermore, it significantly inhibited wound closure, even in a non-cytotoxic concentration, and reduced HeLa cell colony formation. In addition, apoptosis was increased probably through significant up-regulation of Bax protein expression and the generation of active cleaved caspase-3 protein. CONCLUSION: Our new derivative inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of HeLa cells. Furthermore, it suppressed the migration and colony formation abilities of HeLa cells. Therefore, it represents an attractive agent for drug development against cervical cancer based on its anti-metastatic effect.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ciprofloxacino/análogos & derivados , Ciprofloxacino/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciprofloxacino/química , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células HeLa , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Ensaio Tumoral de Célula-Tronco
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5035-5041, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878791

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Based on the cytotoxic agent (-)-zampanolide, N,N'-(arylmethylene)bisamides were designed and synthesized as candidate anti-cancer agents. Among them, N,N'-[(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)methylene]biscinnamide (DPMBC) was identified as the most potent cytotoxic analog against cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms underlying DPMBC-induced cell death in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia and PC-3 human prostate cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell growth was assessed by the WST-8 assay. Induction of apoptosis was assessed by nuclear morphology, DNA ladder formation, and flow cytometry using Annexin V staining. Activation of factors in the apoptotic signaling pathway was assessed by western blot analyses. Knockdown of death receptor 5 (DR5) was performed using siRNA. RESULTS: DPMBC up-regulated expression levels of DR5 protein and induced apoptosis through the extrinsic apoptotic pathway mediated by DR5 and caspases. CONCLUSION: DPMBC is an extrinsic apoptosis inducer, which has potential as a therapeutic agent for cancer therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/genética , Antineoplásicos/química , Caspases/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Fragmentação do DNA , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Macrolídeos/química , Estrutura Molecular , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5043-5048, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878792

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) inhibits NF-ĸB activation and IL-6 production in TE-1 esophageal cancer cells. NF-ĸB is related to cancer cell migration. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether EPA has a metastasis suppressing effect. Herein, we investigated EPA-treated TE-1 cell migration using TAXIScan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EZ-TAXIScan® was used to verify whether EPA inhibits cancer cell chemotaxis. RESULTS: Using 50% fetal bovine serum (chemoattractant) without EPA (positive control), average velocity was 0.306±0.084 µm/min compared to 0.162±0.067 µm/min without chemoattraction (negative control). Directionalities of positive and negative controls were 1.039±0.152 and 0.488±0.251 radians, respectively, indicating a significant increase in migration of the positive control compared to that of the negative control. Average velocities were 0.306±0.084 (no EPA), 0.288±0.078 (100 µM EPA), and 0.240±0.054 200 µM (EPA) µm/min, indicating that EPA reduced velocity dose-dependently. Average directionalities were 1.039±0.152 (no EPA), 0.967±0.164 (100 µM EPA), and 0.901±0.146 (200 µM EPA) radians, indicating that EPA also inhibited directionality dose-dependently. CONCLUSION: EPA suppresses directional migration of TE-1 cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ácido Eicosapentaenoico/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Quimiotaxia/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Eicosapentaenoico/química , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5049-5057, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878793

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Studies with acridine compounds have reported anticancer effects. Herein, we evaluated the toxicity and antitumor effect of the (E)-1'-((4-chlorobenzylidene)amino)-5'-oxo-1',5'-dihydro-10H-spiro[acridine-9,2'-pyrrole]-4'-carbonitrile (AMTAC-06), a promising anticancer spiro-acridine compound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The toxicity of AMTAC-06 was evaluated on zebrafish and mice. Antitumor activity was assessed in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma model. Effects on angiogenesis, cytokine levels and cell cycle were also investigated. RESULTS: AMTAC-06 did not induce toxicity on zebrafish and mice (LD50 approximately 5000 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). No genotoxicity was observed on micronucleus assay. AMTAC-06 significantly reduced the total viable Ehrlich tumor cells and increased sub-G1 peak, suggesting apoptosis was triggered. Moreover, the compound significantly decreased the density of peritumoral microvessels, indicating an anti-angiogenic action, possibly dependent on the cytokine modulation (TNF-α, IL-1ß and IFN-γ). No significant toxicological effects were recorded for AMTAC-06 on tumor transplanted animals. CONCLUSION: AMTAC-06 has low toxicity and a significant antitumor activity.


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Acridinas/farmacologia , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Compostos de Espiro/farmacologia , Acridinas/química , Inibidores da Angiogênese/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/química , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos de Espiro/química , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Peixe-Zebra
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5125-5140, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878801

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Neuroblastoma (NB), the most common extracranial malignant childhood tumor accounts for about 15% of cancer-related deaths in children. Despite the intensive treatment of patients with high-risk scarification of NB, clinical outcomes indicate tumor recurrence greater than 50% and late severe adverse effects. Oxazolidinones are 5-membered heterocyclic compounds with antibacterial activity against resistant bacterial strains. Structural modifications around the oxazolidinone moiety have resulted in derivatives with anti-cancer properties against proliferation, motility, and invasion of breast cancer cells. This study aimed to examine the anti-cancer potential of novel oxazolidinones against a model of a neuroblastoma cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Newly synthesized and characterized triazolyl-oxazolidinone derivatives were incubated with neuroblastoma Kelly cells. The anti-proliferation and anti-progression effects of the compounds were evaluated by MTT, and adhesion with migration assays. RESULTS: The 5-nitrofuroyl glycinyl-oxazolidinone containing 4-methyltriazolyl group demonstrated the most potent activity with an IC50=6.52 µM. Furthermore, the D-isomer of 5-nitrothiophenecarbonyl alaninyl containing derivative reduced the adhesion to fibronectin by 56.34%, while the D-isomer of 5-nitrofuroyl alaninyl derivative reduced the migration of Kelly cells by 29.14%. CONCLUSION: The presence of the 4-methyltriazolyl moiety seems to enhance the anti-proliferative property of triazolyl-oxazolidinone derivatives, as demonstrated by PH-145. There is little or no effect of the stereochemistry of the alanine side-chain on the antiproliferative effect, as demonstrated by the 5-nitrofuroyl D- and L-alaninyl containing derivatives with similar IC50 values. The observed differences in the inhibition of adhesion and migration by the oxazolidinones on Kelly cells provide a new therapeutic approach that needs further investigation.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Oxazolidinonas/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neuroblastoma , Oxazolidinonas/síntese química , Oxazolidinonas/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4885-4894, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878776

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AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the antitumor potential of guaiazulene-3-carboxylate derivatives against oral malignant cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve guaiazulene-3-carboxylate derivatives were synthesized by introduction of either with alkyl group [1-5], alkoxy group [6, 7], hydroxyl group [8, 9] or primary amine [10-12] at the end of sidechains. Tumor-specificity (TS) was calculated by the ratio of mean 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) against 3 human oral mesenchymal cell lines to that against 4 human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines. Potency-selectivity expression (PSE) was calculated by dividing TS value by CC50value against OSCC cell lines. Cell cycle analysis was performed by cell sorter. RESULTS: [6, 7] showed the highest TS and PSE values, and induced the accumulation of both subG1 and G2/M cell populations in HSC-2 OSCC cells. Quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis demonstrated that their tumor-specificity was correlated with chemical descriptors that explain the 3D shape, electric state and ionization potential. CONCLUSION: Alkoxyl guaiazulene-3-carboxylates [6, 7] can be potential candidates of lead compound for developing novel anticancer drugs.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Azulenos/química , Azulenos/farmacologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/química , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Azulenos/síntese química , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/síntese química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4913-4919, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878779

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BACKGROUND/AIM: A new class of imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds have recently been evaluated as inhibitors of phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in pancreatic cancer. FAK is overexpressed in mesothelioma and has recently emerged as an interesting target for the treatment of this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds characterized by indole bicycle and a thiophene ring, were evaluated for their cytotoxic activity in two primary cell cultures of peritoneal mesothelioma, MesoII and STO cells. RESULTS: Compounds 1a and 1b showed promising antitumor activity with IC50 values in the range of 0.59 to 2.81 µM in both cell lines growing as monolayers or as spheroids. Their antiproliferative and antimigratory activity was associated with inhibition of phospho-FAK, as detected by a specific ELISA assay in STO cells. Interestingly, these compounds potentiated the antiproliferative activity of gemcitabine, and these results might be explained by the increase in the mRNA expression of the key gemcitabine transporter human equilibrative nucleoside transporter-1 (hENT-1). CONCLUSION: These promising results support further studies on new imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds as well as on the role of both FAK and hENT-1 modulation in order to develop new drug combinations for peritoneal mesothelioma.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Transportador Equilibrativo 1 de Nucleosídeo/genética , Quinase 1 de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Tiadiazóis/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Imidazóis/síntese química , Imidazóis/química , Mesotelioma/tratamento farmacológico , Mesotelioma/patologia , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Peritoneais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Peritoneais/patologia , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Tiadiazóis/síntese química , Tiadiazóis/química , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4921-4928, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878780

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Phenothiazines constitute a versatile family of compounds in terms of biological activity, which have also gained a considerable attention in cancer research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three phenothiazines (promethazine, chlorpromazine and thioridazine) have been tested in combination with 11 active selenocompounds against MDR (ABCB1-overexpressing) mouse T-lymphoma cells to investigate their activity as combination chemotherapy and as antitumor adjuvants in vitro with a checkerboard combination assay. RESULTS: Seven selenocompounds showed toxicity on mouse embryonic fibroblasts, while three showed selectivity towards tumor cells. Two compounds showed synergism with all tested phenothiazines in low concentration ranges (1.46-11.25 µM). Thioridazine was the most potent among the three phenothiazines. CONCLUSION: Phenothiazines belonging to different generations showed different levels of adjuvant activities. All the tested phenothiazines are already approved medicines with known pharmacological and toxicity profiles, therefore, their use as adjuvants in cancer may be considered as a potential drug repurposing strategy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Organosselênicos/farmacologia , Fenotiazinas/farmacologia , Subfamília B de Transportador de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Linfoma de Células T/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma de Células T/patologia , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos Organosselênicos/síntese química , Compostos Organosselênicos/química , Fenotiazinas/síntese química , Fenotiazinas/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4929-4935, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878781

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BACKGROUND: Mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene are frequently found in various cancer types. IDH1 mutants produce 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG), an oncometabolite, from alpha-ketoglutarate (α-KG). This 2-HG plays a key role in tumorigenesis via inhibition of α-KG dependent enzymes. For this reason, IDH1 mutant could be an ideal target for the treatment of cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To find a new IDH1 inhibitor, 8,364 compounds were obtained from Korea Chemical Bank. Using high-throughput screening (HTS) of a chemical library, we unveiled a compound that could inhibit the IDH1 mutant. RESULTS: According to the enzyme assay, our compound (KRC-09) effectively inhibited the activity of IDH1 R132H mutant. In addition, KRC-09 decreased the concentration of intracellular 2-HG in the U-87 MG cell line harboring IDH1 R132H. CONCLUSION: In this article, we present a novel chemical scaffold that suppresses the activity of an IDH1 mutant.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/antagonistas & inibidores , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/genética , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Descoberta de Drogas , Glutaratos/metabolismo , Humanos , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Estrutura Molecular , Mutação , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4989-4999, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878787

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a cellular process that facilitates cancer metastasis. Therefore, therapeutic approaches that target EMT have garnered increasing attention. The present study aimed to examine the in vitro effects of ephemeranthol A on cell death, migration, and EMT of lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ephemeranthol A was isolated from Dendrobium infundibulum. Non-small cell lung cancer cells H460 were treated with ephemeranthol A and apoptosis was evaluated by Hoechst 33342 staining. Anoikis resistance was determined by soft agar assay. Wound healing assay was performed to test the migration. The regulatory proteins of apoptosis and cell motility were determined by western blot. RESULTS: Treatment with ephemeranthol A resulted in a concentration-dependent cell apoptosis. At non-toxic concentrations, the compound could inhibit anchorage-independent growth of the cancer cells, as indicated by the decreased colony size and number. Ephemeranthol A also exhibited an inhibitory effect on migration. We further found that ephemeranthol A exerts its antimetastatic effects via inhibition of EMT, as indicated by the markedly decrease of N-cadherin, vimentin, and Slug. Furthermore, the compound suppressed the activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and protein kinase B (Akt) proteins, which are key regulators of cell migration. As for the anticancer activity, ephemeranthol A induced apoptosis by decreasing Bcl-2 followed by the activation of caspase 3 and caspase 9. CONCLUSION: The pro-apoptotic and anti-migratory effects of ephemeranthol A on human lung cancer cells support its use for the development of novel anticancer therapies.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinase 1 de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dendrobium/química , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Estrutura Molecular , Fenantrenos/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5001-5013, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878788

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AIM: Newly synthesized platinum(IV) complexes with ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetate ligands (EDDA-type) (butyl-Pt and pentyl-Pt) were investigated against two cancer (A549 lung, and HTB 140 melanoma) and one non-cancerous (MRC-5 embryonic lung fibroblast) human cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of these agents were compared with those of cisplatin after 6-, 24- and 48-h treatment. Sulforhodamine-B (SRB) assay was performed to estimate the cytotoxic effect, while the inhibitory effect on cell proliferation was measured using 5-bromo-2,-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation assay. Cell cycle analysis was performed by flow cytometry. Type of cell death induced by these agents was determined by electrophoretic analysis of DNA, flow cytometry and by western blot analysis of proteins involved in induction of apoptosis. The effects of gamma irradiation, alone and in combination with platinum-based compounds, were examined by clonogenic and SRB assays. RESULTS: All examined platinum-based compounds had inhibitory and antiproliferative effects on A549 cells, but not on HTB140 and MRC-5 cells. Butyl-Pt, pentyl-Pt and cisplatin arrested the cell cycle in the S-phase and induced apoptotic cell death via regulation of expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) and BCL2-associated X (BAX) proteins. Platinum-based compounds increased the sensitivity of A549 cells to gamma irradiation. Butyl-Pt and pentyl-Pt showed better antitumour effects against A549 cells than did cisplatin, by interfering in cell proliferation and the cell cycle, and by triggering apoptosis. CONCLUSION: The effects of gamma irradiation on tumour cells may be amplified by pre-treatment of cells with platinum-based compounds.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Radiossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos da radiação , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ácido Edético/análogos & derivados , Ácido Edético/química , Raios gama , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Compostos Organoplatínicos/síntese química , Compostos Organoplatínicos/química , Radiossensibilizantes/síntese química , Radiossensibilizantes/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5427-5436, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988864

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The tetrazolium-based MTT cytotoxicity assay is well established for screening putative anti-cancer agents. However, it has limitations including lack of reproducibility with glioma cells treated with polyphenols. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a flow cytometric assay with the anthraquinone, DRAQ7, was a better alternative than the colorimetric MTT assay for measuring cell viability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two glioma cell lines (IPSB-18, U373) and 1 pancreatic cancer cell line (AsPC-1) were treated with 4 polyphenols, namely red grape seed extract, red clover extract, anthocyanin-rich extract and curcumin. Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay and DRAQ7 staining. RESULTS: Limitations of MTT assay included lack of sensitivity and interference with the structure and absorbance spectra of polyphenols. Also, DMSO was toxic to glioma cells. Microscopic observations of cells treated with polyphenols confirmed the range of IC50 values evaluated by DRAQ7, but not by the MTT assay. CONCLUSION: DRAQ7 is a better alternative than MTT for measuring viability of glioma cells treated with brightly coloured polyphenols.


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Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioma/tratamento farmacológico , Polifenóis/farmacologia , Antraciclinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Glioma/patologia , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Sais de Tetrazólio/química , Tiazóis/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4615, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934241

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Integration of the unique advantages of the fields of drug discovery and drug delivery is invaluable for the advancement of drug development. Here we propose a self-delivering one-component new-chemical-entity nanomedicine (ONN) strategy to improve cancer therapy through incorporation of the self-assembly principle into drug design. A lysosomotropic detergent (MSDH) and an autophagy inhibitor (Lys05) are hybridised to develop bisaminoquinoline derivatives that can intrinsically form nanoassemblies. The selected BAQ12 and BAQ13 ONNs are highly effective in inducing lysosomal disruption, lysosomal dysfunction and autophagy blockade and exhibit 30-fold higher antiproliferative activity than hydroxychloroquine used in clinical trials. These single-drug nanoparticles demonstrate excellent pharmacokinetic and toxicological profiles and dramatic antitumour efficacy in vivo. In addition, they are able to encapsulate and deliver additional drugs to tumour sites and are thus promising agents for autophagy inhibition-based combination therapy. Given their transdisciplinary advantages, these BAQ ONNs have enormous potential to improve cancer therapy.


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Aminoquinolinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanomedicina/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Aminoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Aminoquinolinas/farmacocinética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Composição de Medicamentos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Humanos , Nanomedicina/instrumentação , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Mar Drugs ; 18(10)2020 Sep 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32993146

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For a long time, algal chemistry from terrestrial to marine or freshwater bodies, especially chlorophytes, has fascinated numerous investigators to develop new drugs in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. As such, chlorophytes comprise a diverse structural class of secondary metabolites, having functional groups that are specific to a particular source. All bioactive compounds of chlorophyte are of great interest due to their supplemental/nutritional/pharmacological activities. In this review, a detailed description of the chemical diversity of compounds encompassing alkaloids, terpenes, steroids, fatty acids and glycerides, their subclasses and their structures are discussed. These promising natural products have efficiency in developing new drugs necessary in the treatment of various deadly pathologies (cancer, HIV, SARS-CoV-2, several inflammations, etc.). Marine chlorophyte, therefore, is portrayed as a pivotal treasure in the case of drugs having marine provenience. It is a domain of research expected to probe novel pharmaceutically or nutraceutically important secondary metabolites resulting from marine Chlorophyta. In this regard, our review aims to compile the isolated secondary metabolites having diverse chemical structures from chlorophytes (like Caulerpa ssp., Ulva ssp., Tydemania ssp., Penicillus ssp., Codium ssp., Capsosiphon ssp., Avrainvillea ssp.), their biological properties, applications and possible mode of action.


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Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Clorófitas/química , Clorófitas/metabolismo , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antivirais/química , Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Produtos Biológicos/química , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0229477, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822343

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The research was conducted in the "logical series" of seven ligands: chromone, flavone, 3-hydroxyflavone, 3,7-dihydroxyflavone, galangin, kaempferol and quercetin. Each subsequent ligand differs from the previous one, among others by an additional hydroxyl group. The studied chromone derivatives are plant secondary metabolites which play an important role in growth, reproduction, and resistance to pathogens. They are important food ingredients with valuable pro-health properties. The studies of the relationships between their molecular structure and biological activity facilitate searching for new chemical compounds with important biological properties not by trial and error, but concerning the impact of specific changes in their structure on the compound properties. Therefore several pectroscopic methods (FT-IR, FT-Raman, 1H and 13C NMR) were applied to study the molecular structure of the compounds in the series. Moreover the quantum-chemical calculations at B3LYP/6-311++G** were performed to obtained the theoretical NMR spectra, NBO atomic charge, global reactivity descriptors and thermodynamic parameters. The antioxidant activity of the compounds was tested in the DPPH and FRAP assays and the mechanism of antioxidant activity was discussed based on the results on theoretical calculations. The cytotoxicity of the ligands toward human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco2 cells was estimated and correlated with the lipophilicity of the compounds. The principal component analyses (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis were used to study the dependency between the molecular structure of ligands and their biological activity. The experimental data were related to the theoretical ones. The found regular changes in physicochemical properties correlated well with the systematic changes in antioxidant and biological properties.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Cromonas/química , Cromonas/farmacologia , Dieta , Células CACO-2 , Teoria da Densidade Funcional , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 3851-3868, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764919

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop a means of improving the bioavailability and anticancer activity of urushiol by developing an urushiol-loaded novel tumor-targeted micelle delivery system based on amphiphilic block copolymer poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly-(ß-amino ester) (mPEG-PBAE). Materials and Methods: We synthesized four different mPEG-PBAE copolymers using mPEG-NH2 with different molecular weights or hydrophobicity levels. Of these, we selected the mPEG5000-PBAE-C12 polymer and used it to develop an optimized means of preparing urushiol-loaded micelles. Response surface methodology was used to optimize this formulation process. The micellar properties, including particle size, pH sensitivity, drug release dynamics, and critical micelle concentrations, were characterized. We further used the MCF-7 human breast cancer cell line to explore the cytotoxicity of these micelles in vitro and assessed their pharmacokinetics, tissue distribution, and antitumor activity in vivo. Results: The resulting micelles had a mean particle size of 160.1 nm, a DL value of 23.45%, and an EE value of 80.68%. These micelles were found to release their contents in a pH-sensitive manner in vitro, with drug release being significantly accelerated at pH 5.0 (98.74% in 72 h) without any associated burst release. We found that urushiol-loaded micelles were significantly better at inducing MCF-7 cell cytotoxicity compared with free urushiol, with an IC50 of 1.21 mg/L. When these micelles were administered to tumor model animals in vivo, pharmacokinetic analysis revealed that the total AUC and MRT of these micelles were 2.28- and 2.53-fold higher than that of free urushiol, respectively. Tissue distribution analyses further revealed these micelles to mediate significantly enhanced tumor urushiol accumulation. Conclusion: The pH-responsive urushiol-loaded micelles described in this study may be ideally suited for clinical use for the treatment of breast cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Catecóis/química , Catecóis/farmacologia , Micelas , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Polímeros/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Disponibilidade Biológica , Catecóis/farmacocinética , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Células MCF-7 , Tamanho da Partícula , Distribuição Tecidual
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4793-4810, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764921

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Background: Platinum resistance is a major challenge in the management of ovarian cancer. Even low levels of acquired resistance at the cellular level lead to impaired response to cisplatin. In ovarian cancer intraperitoneal therapy, nanoparticle formulation can improve the cisplatin's pharmacokinetics and safety profile. Purpose: This work aimed to investigate the chemo-sensitivity of ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells upon short-term (72h) single treatment of cisplatin and cisplatin-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles (Cis-NP). The aim was then to determine the therapeutic properties of Cis-NP in vivo using a SKOV3-luc cells' xenograft model in mice. Methods: Cell cytotoxicity was assessed after the exposure of the cell culture to cisplatin or Cis-NP. The effect of treatments on EMT and CSC-like phenotype was studied by analyzing a panel of markers by flow cytometry. Intracellular platinum concentration was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICS-MS), and gene expression was evaluated by RNAseq analysis. The efficacy of intraperitoneal chemotherapy was evaluated in a SKOV3-luc cells' xenograft model in mice, through a combination of bioluminescence imaging, histological, and immunohistochemical analyses. Results: We observed in vitro that short-term treatment of cisplatin has a critical role in determining the potential induction of chemoresistance, and a nanotechnology-based drug delivery system can modulate it. The RNAseq analysis underlines a protective effect of nanoparticle system according to their ability to down-regulate several genes involved in chemoresistance, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. The highest intracellular platinum concentration obtained with Cis-NP treatment significantly improved the efficacy. Consistent with in vitro results, we found that Cis-NP treatment in vivo can significantly reduce tumor burden and aggressiveness compared to the free drug. Conclusion: Nanoparticle-mediated cisplatin delivery may serve as an intracellular depot impacting the cisplatin pharmacodynamic performance at cellular levels. These features may contribute to improving the drawbacks of conventional intraperitoneal therapy, and therefore will require further investigations in vivo.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Espaço Intracelular/metabolismo , Nanomedicina/métodos , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Cisplatino/química , Cisplatino/metabolismo , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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