Novel designed enediynes: Molecular design, chemical synthesis, mode of cycloaromatization and guanine-specific DNA cleavage

Kazunobu Toshima, Kazumi Ohta, Takaaki Kano, Takatsugu Nakamura, Masaya Nakata, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, Shuichi Matsumura

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Abstract

The molecular design and chemical synthesis of novel enediyne molecules related to the neocarzinostatin chromophore (1), and their chemical and DNA cleaving properties are described. The 10-membered enediyne triols 16-18 were effectively synthesized from xylitol (10) in a short step, and found to be quite stable when handled at room temperature. The representative and acylated enediyne 16 was cycloaromatized by 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) in cyclohexa-1,4-diene-benzene to give the benzenoid product 21 through a radical pathway. On the other hand, the enediyne 16 was cycloaromatized by diethylamine in dimethyl sulfoxide-Tris-HCl, pH 8.5 buffer to afford another benzenoid product 22 as a diethylamine adduct through a polar pathway. Furthermore, the enediynes 16-18 were found to exhibit guanine-specific DNA cleavage under weakly basic conditions with no additive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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