Cyclic marinopyrrole derivatives as disruptors of Mcl-1 and Bcl-xl binding to Bim

Chunwei Cheng, Yan Liu, Maria E. Balasis, Nicholas L. Simmons, Jerry Li, Hao Song, Lili Pan, Yong Qin, K. C. Nicolaou, Said M. Sebti, Rongshi Li

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Abstract

A series of novel cyclic marinopyrroles were designed and synthesized. Their activity to disrupt the binding of the pro-apoptotic protein, Bim, to the pro-survival proteins, Mcl-1 and Bcl-XL, was evaluated using ELISA assays. Both atropisomers of marinopyrrole A ( 1) show similar potency. A tetrabromo congener 9 is two-fold more potent than 1. Two novel cyclic marinopyrroles (3 and 4) are two- to seven-fold more potent than 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1348
Number of pages14
JournalMarine Drugs
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Cyclic marinopyrroles
  • Protein-protein interaction disruptors
  • SAR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery

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Cheng, C., Liu, Y., Balasis, M. E., Simmons, N. L., Li, J., Song, H., Pan, L., Qin, Y., Nicolaou, K. C., Sebti, S. M., & Li, R. (2014). Cyclic marinopyrrole derivatives as disruptors of Mcl-1 and Bcl-xl binding to Bim. Marine Drugs, 12(3), 1335-1348. https://doi.org/10.3390/md12031335