Efficient solid-phase synthesis of FK228 analogues as potent antitumoral agents

Salvatore Di Maro, Rey Chen Pong, Jer Tsong Hsieh, Jung Mo Ahn

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Novel structural analogues of a HDAC inhibitor FK228 have been synthesized by modifying the most synthetically challenging unit, (3S,4E)-3-hydroxy-7- mercaptoheptenoic acid, with simple isosteric substitutions. These changes did not alter the backbone structure from FK228 but enabled facile and rapid synthesis by using readily available starting materials and high-yielding reactions. FK228 analogues were examined for their antitumoral activity on a variety of human cancer cells and led to the identification of new potent compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6639-6641
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 13 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery


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