2,3-Dimethoxy-8,9-methylenedioxydibenzo[c,h]cinnoline 1 exhibits greater topoisomerase I (TOP1)-targeting activity and cytotoxicity than its benzo[i]phenanthridine analog. 1,5,6-, 5,6,11-, and 5,6,12-Triazachrysene analogs were prepared to determine the influence of further aza-substitution on TOP1-targeting activity and cytotoxicity. The data reinforce the structure-activity relationships previously observed and indicate that a nitrogen heteroatom can be tolerated at the 11- or 12-position without adversely affecting the TOP1-targeting activity or cytotoxicity of 1.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Medicinal Chemistry Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry