Di-substituted Noscapine Analogs as Potent Anticancer Agents

Noscapine is an opium-derived kinder and gentler microtubule affecting drug, currently in clinical trials for cancer chemotherapy. Here, we report the synthesis of four potent di-substituted derivatives of noscapine and their effect on Prostate Cancer and Breast cancer cells. These have higher tubulin binding than noscapine and affect its polymerization. The equilibrium dissociation constant between tubulin and new compounds is comparable to parent analog. These […]

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Gemcitabine Phosphoramidate as New Anticancer Clinical Candidate

Prof. McGuigan from Cardiff School of Pharmacy, UK along with Prof. Jan Balzarini of Rega Instutute for Medical Research, Belgium have reported an innovative approach to overcome the cancer Resistance mechanism using the pro-tide technology of their’s. They prepared various Nucleotide Phosphoramidates of the known anticancer drug Gemcitabine and were able to find a molecule that was resistant to cytidine deaminase-mediated […]

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Design & Development of Unnatural Nucleosides as Antiviral & Anti-Cancer Agents

Design & Development of Unnatural Nucleosides as Antiviral & Anti-Cancer Agents   Ram C. Mishra   College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, GA 30602, USA  Unnatural nucleosides are the variants (chemically modified analogs) of five natural nucleosides which constitute the structure of DNA and RNA. Since the first preparation and later, the isolation of unnatural nucleosides from plants; nucleoside chemistry […]

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