The enone motif of (+)-grandifloracin is not essential for 'anti-austerity' antiproliferative activity

Monika Ali Khan, Pauline J. Wood, Natasha M. Lamb-Guhren, Lorenzo Caggiano, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, David Tosh, Simon E. Lewis

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We report the synthesis and biological evaluation of three analogues of the natural product (+)-grandifloracin (+)-1. All three analogues exhibit enhanced antiproliferative activity against PANC-1 and HT-29 cells compared to the natural product. The retention of activity in an analogue lacking the enone functional group, 9, implies this structural element is not an essential part of the (+)-grandifloracin pharmacophore.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2815-2819
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number13
Early online date5 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014


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