Golob, T. and Biberger, C. and Walter, G. and Angerer, E. von (2000) Antiestrogenic activities of 3,8-dihydroxy-6,11-dihydrobenzo[a]carbazoles with sulfur-containing side chains. Archiv der Pharmazie 333 (9), pp. 305-311.
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The objective of this study was to explore whether the conversion of the 2-phenylindole system into the tetracyclic benzo[a]carbazole changes the endocrine profile when the side chain structure was kept constant. Five different sulfur-containing side chains were linked to the nitrogen of the tetracycle. The biological evaluation revealed that the character of the indole derivatives remained unchanged after the conversion to the respective benzocarbzoles but the potency decreased by one order of magnitude. In vitro, all derivatives acted as pure antiestrogens without any agonist activity. They strongly inhibited the growth of estrogen-sensitive MCF-7 breast cancer cells with IC50-values in the nanomolar range. In the mouse uterine weight test, the derivatives with an aliphatic side chain were devoid of estrogenic activity and antagonized the effect of estradiol. The presence of an aromatic ring in the side chain gave rise to significant agonist activity in vivo independently of the carrier structure. All data revealed the equivalence of both carrier structures in respect to the endocrine profile but showed a decrease in potency upon the conversion of the 2-phenylindole system into the benzocarbazole structure.
|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry II (Prof. Buschauer)|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Owner:||Prof. Armin Buschauer|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2008 16:35|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2009 13:48|