Antiproliferative Properties of Vinyl Dipeptides: Synthesis and MCF-7 Cell Line Testing

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Peptide mimics derived with close structure to peptide have vast utility because they are expected to interfere with biological targets while having superior drug-like properties if compared to peptides. In this work, novel vinyl dipeptides which are different in a double bond between the α-carbon of peptide and C1 of its side chain. Added to that, suitable substituents were selected to harness drug-like properties. The compounds were found to have moderate activities when tested against MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. For instance, the adamantyl analogue 2-(benzoylamino)-3-(2-furyl)-N-(1-adamantyl) propenamide (1c) and the heterocyclic analogue 2-(Benzoylamino)-3-(2-furyl)-N-[2-(5-cyanothia-zol-2-yl)] propenamide (1o) exhibited inhibition potency at 27.4 and 37.8 μM, respectively.

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A. Bayoumi, "Antiproliferative Properties of Vinyl Dipeptides: Synthesis and MCF-7 Cell Line Testing," Open Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 105-111. doi: 10.4236/ojmc.2012.24013.

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