Novel C-4 Heteroaryl 13-cis-Retinamide Mnk/AR Degrading Agents Inhibit Cell Proliferation and Migration and Induce Apoptosis in Human Breast and Prostate Cancer Cells and Suppress Growth of MDA-MB-231 Human Breast and CWR22Rv1 Human Prostate Tumor Xenogra

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TitleNovel C-4 Heteroaryl 13-cis-Retinamide Mnk/AR Degrading Agents Inhibit Cell Proliferation and Migration and Induce Apoptosis in Human Breast and Prostate Cancer Cells and Suppress Growth of MDA-MB-231 Human Breast and CWR22Rv1 Human Prostate Tumor Xenogra
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMbatia, HW, Ramalingam, S, Ramamurthy, VP, Martin, MS, Kwegyir-Afful, AK, Njar, VCO
JournalJ Med Chem
Volume58
Issue4
Pagination1900-14
Date Published2015 Feb 26
ISSN1520-4804
Abstract<p>The synthesis and in vitro and in vivo antibreast and antiprostate cancers activities of novel C-4 heteroaryl 13-cis-retinamides that modulate Mnk-eIF4E and AR signaling are discussed. Modifications of the C-4 heteroaryl substituents reveal that the 1H-imidazole is essential for high anticancer activity. The most potent compounds against a variety of human breast and prostate cancer (BC/PC) cell lines were compounds 16 (VNHM-1-66), 20 (VNHM-1-81), and 22 (VNHM-1-73). In these cell lines, the compounds induce Mnk1/2 degradation to substantially suppress eIF4E phosphorylation. In PC cells, the compounds induce degradation of both full-length androgen receptor (fAR) and splice variant AR (AR-V7) to inhibit AR transcriptional activity. More importantly, VNHM-1-81 has strong in vivo antibreast and antiprostate cancer activities, while VNHM-1-73 exhibited strong in vivo antibreast cancer activity, with no apparent host toxicity. Clearly, these lead compounds are strong candidates for development for the treatments of human breast and prostate cancers.</p>
DOI10.1021/jm501792c
Alternate JournalJ. Med. Chem.
PubMed ID25634130