Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Antifolate Analogs as Potential Anticancer Treatment

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Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Formerly: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Cancer Agents

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Université Clermont Auvergne

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Antifolate Analogs as Potential Anticancer Treatment

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 13(2): 364-372.

Author(s): Dan F. Stoicescu and Maria Rotaru.

Affiliation: Turio Ltd, 81/8 Shepherds Hill, London N6 5RG, UK.


A novel process for the preparation of two ketomethylenic antifolates, 2-(2-{4-[(2,4-diamino-pteridin-6-ylmethyl)-amino]- phenyl}-2-oxo-ethyl) pentanedioic acid and 2-(2-{4-[(2,4-diamino-pteridin-6-ylmethyl)-methyl-amino]-phenyl}-2-oxo-ethyl) pentanedioic acid is described herein. Both compounds were compared with methotrexate as inhibitors of human dihydrofolate reductase and thymidylate synthase. The in-vitro and in-vivo results suggest that these novel antifolate inhibitors could potentially constitute effective therapeutic molecules in the treatment of certain cancers and might present a lower toxicity profile than methotrexate.


Antifolate inhibitors, Antitumor activity, Cancer therapy, Classic antifolates, Dihydrofolate reductase, Folyl polyglutamate synthetase, Chemical synthesis, Leukemia, Methotrexate, Multitarget antifolate, Non-classic antifolates, Polyglutamates, Thymidylate synthase, Tumor resistance, 2-(2-4-[(2, 4-diamino-pteridin-6-ylmethyl)-amino]-phenyl-2-oxo-ethyl) pentanedioic acid, 2-(2-4-[(2, 4-diamino-pteridin-6-ylmethyl)-methyl-amino]-phenyl-2-oxo-ethyl) pentanedioic acid.

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Article Details

Volume: 13
Issue Number: 2
First Page: 364
Last Page: 372
Page Count: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1871520611313020022
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