A representative series of structural analogs of the antimitotic tripeptides hemiasterlins have been designed and synthesized, as potential inhibitors of tubulin polymerization. Relying also on a computational approach, we aimed to explore unknown extensive changes at the C-fragment, by incorporating the conformationally required double bond into five- and six-membered rings. Key steps of the synthetic strategy are a dynamic resolution affording the A-fragment in 97 % ee and the preparation of six new cyclic C fragments, all potentially able to interact with tubulin by means of H bonds. Unexpectedly, biological evaluation of these analogs did not provide evidences neither for cytotoxic effect nor for inhibition of tubulin polymerization. © 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.