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Title: Heterocyclic NO-donors as anti-cancer agents
Author: Richardson, Monica Eilertsen
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2012
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Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in numerous biological processes including cancer, where this small diatomic radical can exert both pro- and anti-cancer effects. Two series of novel NO-donors were synthesised in this work, the first representing an extension to the S-nitrosothiols (RSNO) class, with the second utilising the popular 1,2,5-oxadiazole-2-oxide (furoxan) functionality. The oxathiazolylium-5-olates 39a, 39f, 39h-D, were successfully made via improved seven-step synthesis whilst a series of combretastatin-like furoxans 144a-c (NO-hybrids) were generated in a one-pot reaction. All compounds; including byproducts from failed alternative synthetic routes, had their cytotoxic activity evaluated. From this study NO-hybrid 144c showed the most promising biological profile when tested against eight different ovarian cancer cell lines.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD415 Biochemistry