Molecules 2010, 15(12), 9427-9436; doi:10.3390/molecules15129427
Article

Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of 3-Methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo [5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxylates and -carboxamides

1 Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drugs Design & Discovery of Ministry of Education, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016, China 2 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm Co. Ltd., Jinhua 321016, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 November 2010; in revised form: 10 December 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 20 December 2010
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [174 KB, uploaded 20 December 2010 14:47 CET]
Abstract: Seventeen novel 3-methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo[5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxylate and -carboxamide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their growth inhibition in seven human solid tumor and a human leukemia HL-60 cell lines. Compound IVa showed more activity than the other compounds and the positive control temozolomide. In the presence of 40 mg/mL of IVa, the survival rate of all tested tumor cells was less than 10%. Esters displayed more potent antitumour activity than amides and temozolomide against HL-60 cells. These compounds also exhibited considerably enhanced water-solubility.
Keywords: antitumour activity; 3-methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo[5,1-d][1,2,3,5]-tetrazine-8-carboxylates; 3-methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo[5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxamides; synthesis

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Liu, D.; Yang, J.-G.; Cheng, J.; Zhao, L.-X. Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of 3-Methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo [5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxylates and -carboxamides. Molecules 2010, 15, 9427-9436.

AMA Style

Liu D, Yang J-G, Cheng J, Zhao L-X. Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of 3-Methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo [5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxylates and -carboxamides. Molecules. 2010; 15(12):9427-9436.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Liu, Dan; Yang, Jian-Guo; Cheng, Jie; Zhao, Lin-Xiang. 2010. "Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of 3-Methyl-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroimidazo [5,1-d][1,2,3,5]tetrazine-8-carboxylates and -carboxamides." Molecules 15, no. 12: 9427-9436.

Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert