Cytotoxic Activity of Synthetic Chiral Amino Acid Derivatives

Cancer is a chronic degenerative disease considered one of the most important causes of death worldwide. In this context, a series of dual-protected amino acid derivatives was synthesized and evaluated as potential novel anticancer agents. The 40 derivatives were prepared in up to three reaction steps. The cytotoxic activities were screened in vitro against a panel of tumor and non-tumor cells using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. Among the synthesized derivatives, three of them showed promising activity against cancer cells with half-maximal inhibitor...

Texto completo