Synthesis, analysis and biological evaluation of novel indoloquinoline cryptolepine analogues as potential antitumor agents

Jerrum, Philip William (2009) Synthesis, analysis and biological evaluation of novel indoloquinoline cryptolepine analogues as potential antitumor agents. (PhD thesis), Kingston University,

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Cryptolepine is a tetracyclic, aromatic natural product, isolated from West African shrubs of the Cryptolepis species, consisting of fused indole and quinoline rings. Due polyaromatic character it is able to intercalate into DNA showing a unique selectivity for non-alternating GC base pairs. Cryptolepine, and especially its halogenated analogues, have been investigated for their anti-malarial and anti-cancer activity, the latter being the area of interest of this thesis. A number of novel halogenated indoloquinoline cryptolepine analogues were synthesized in order to determine their abilities to interact with DNA, and to inhibit topoisomerase II activity. In vitro cytotoxicity testing was carried out using human tumor cell lines MCF-7 (breast cancer), 5637 (bladder cancer), DLD-1 (colon cancer), A-549 (lung cancer) via the MTT assay. The halogenated cryptolepine analogues were allowed to bind to calf thymus DNA the melting points of these complexes measured. An increase in melting perature between 4.5 and 12 [degrees]C was seen when compared to naked DNA. Inhibition of topoisomerase II was seen at concentrations between 0.5 and 0.020 [mu]M to 5 [mu]M for cryptolepine. All compounds showed cytotoxic activity in the range 0.07 to 73.87 [mu]M against the tumor cell lines after 96 hr exposure. 11 lodocryptolepine was found to be the most potent on all of the cells lines tested, with IC[sub]50 values down to sub micro molar levels. This analogue was also one of the most potent at topoisamerase II inhibition (0.5[mu]M) and had a [delta]T[sub]m of 12.0[degrees]C. However, despite 11-chlorocryptolepine being the most potent at inhibiting topoisomerase II (0.02 [mu]M)it was found to be the least potent in vitro and had one of the lowest [delta]T[sub]m values (5.0[degrees]C) Cellular incorporation of the analogues was investigated by using lasar convocal microscopy which showed that 11-iodo and 11-bromocryptolepines had nuclear localisation, whereas, 11-chlorocryptolepine remain in he cell membrane.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Research Area: Chemistry
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011)
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 21:38
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 11:23

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