Here we report that 6-hydroximino-4-aza-A-homo-cholest-3-one and 6-hydroxyl-4-aza-A-homo-cholest-3-one, new steroidal lactams were synthesized recently, displayed antiproliferative activity against some cancer cells through inducing cancer cell apoptosis by activation of the intrinsic pathway. The apoptotic function of the compounds was demonstrated by release of cytochrome C, activation of caspase 3 and annexin V labeling. Furthermore, the compound was able to inhibit tumor growth in an athymic mouse model.
Huang, Yanmin; Cui, Jianguo; Zheng, Qiaoxia; Zeng, Chun; Chen, Quan; and Zhou, Aimin, "6-Hydroximino-4-Aza-A-Homo-Cholest-3-One and Related Analogue as A Potent Inducer of Apoptosis in Cancer Cells" (2012). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 372.
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