Wieczorek-Błauż, A, Kowalczyk, K, Błauż, A, Makal, A, Pawlędzio, S, Eurtivong, C, Arabshahi, HJ, Reynisson, J, Hartinger, CG, Rychlik, B and Plażuk, D (2021) Impact of the ferrocenyl group on cytotoxicity and KSP inhibitory activity of ferrocenyl monastrol conjugates. Dalton Transactions. ISSN 1477-9226

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The incorporation of the ferrocenyl moiety into a bioactive molecule may significantly alter the activity of the resulting conjugate. By applying this strategy, we designed ferrocenyl analogs of monastrol - the first low molecular weight kinesin spindle protein (KSP) inhibitor. The obtained compounds showed low micromolar antiproliferative activity towards a panel of sensitive and ABC-overexpressing cancer cells. Most cytotoxic compounds exhibited also higher KSP modulatory activity and ability for ROS generation compared to monastrol. The increased bioactivity of the studied compounds can be attributed to the presence of the ferrocenyl group.

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Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD415 Biochemistry
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2021 12:13
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2022 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10310

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