Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
The potency of a series of Hexamethylene bis-acetamide (HMBA) derivatives inducing Hexamethylene bis-acetamide inducible protein 1 (HEXIM1) was determined in LNCaP prostate cancer cells. Several compounds with unsymmetrical structures showed significantly improved activity. Distinct from HMBA, these analogs have increased hydrophobicity and can improve the short half-life of HMBA, which is one of the factors that have limited the application of HMBA in clinics. The unsymmetrical scaffolds of the new analogs provide the basis for further lead optimization of the compounds using combinatorial chemistry strategy.
Zhong, Bo; Lama, Rati; Ketchart, Wannarasmi; Montano, Monica M.; and Su, Bin, "Lead Optimization of HMBA to Develop Potent HEXIM1 Inducers" (2014). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 401.
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