Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel aliphatic amido-quaternary ammonium salts for anticancer chemotherapy: Part II

Jee Sun Yang, Doona Song, Won Jin Ko, Bunyea Kim, Bo Kyung Kim, Song Kyu Park, Misun Won, Kiho Lee, Kyeong Lee, Hwan Mook Kim, Gyoonhee Han

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A series of novel aliphatic amido-quaternary ammonium salts were synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer effects involving induction of RhoB. Most of these compounds, featuring open-ring forms of aliphatic amido-quaternary ammonium salts, exhibited potent anti-proliferative activities in human cancer cell lines, including PC-3, NUGC-3, MDA-MB-231, ACHN, HCT-15, and NCI-H23. In further evaluation, the representative compound N,N-diethyl-N-(2-(N-methyltetradecanamido)ethyl)prop-2-en-1-aminium bromide (3b) exhibited potent pro-apoptotic activity, through RhoB activation, in HeLa cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-628
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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