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Sci. Pharm. 2009, 77(4), 743-754;

The Influence of some Xanthone Derivatives on the Activity of J-774A.1 Cells

Department of Technology and Biotechnology of Drugs, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Medyczna 9, 30-680 Cracow, Poland
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, Jordana 19, 41-808 Zabrze- Rokitnica, Poland
Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Ingardena 3, 30-060 Cracow, Poland
Department of Municipal Hygiene, Medical University of Silesia, Medyków 18, 40-752 Katowice, Poland
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Received: 9 June 2009 / Accepted: 16 October 2009 / Published: 17 October 2009
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The chemiluminescence of stimulated cells with phorbol myristate acetate and the production of nitric oxide after stimulation with lipopolisaccharide in the presence of the parent compounds FAA (flavone-8-acetic acid = (4-oxo-2- phenyl-4H-chromen-8-yl)acetic acid), XAA (xanthone-4-acetic acid = (9-oxo-9Hxanthen- 4-yl)acetic acid), and appropriate xanthone derivatives (1–7) was determined. Also the toxicity of the FAA, MFAA ((6-methyl-4-oxo-2-aryl-4H-chromen- 8-yl)acetic acid), XAA and 1–7 against J-774A.1 cultured cells was evaluated. Compound 5 (2-methyl-2-{[(9-oxo-9H-xanthen-2-yl)methyl]sulfanyl}- propanoic acid) was effective in inhibiting chemiluminescence of J-774A.1 cells but most of the other tested compounds stimulated the reaction. FAA and two xanthones with a methoxycarbonyl moeity slightly decreased the generation of nitric oxide at 50 μM. Most of the tested compounds (17) showed weak toxicity at concentration of 100 μM.
Keywords: Xanthone derivatives; J-774A.1 cells; Chemiluminescence; Toxicity Xanthone derivatives; J-774A.1 cells; Chemiluminescence; Toxicity
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MARONA, H.; PĘKALA, E.; GUNIA, A.; CZUBA, Z.; SZNELER, E.; SADOWSKI, T.; KRÓL, W. The Influence of some Xanthone Derivatives on the Activity of J-774A.1 Cells. Sci. Pharm. 2009, 77, 743-754.

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