Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of the analogues of glaziovianin A, a potent antitumor isoflavone

Ichiro Hayakawa, Akiyuki Ikedo, Takumi Chinen, Takeo Usui, Hideo Kigoshi

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Various analogues of glaziovianin A, an antitumor isoflavone, were synthesized, and their biological activities were evaluated. O 7-modified glaziovianin A showed strong cytotoxicity against HeLa S3 cells. Compared to glaziovianin A, the O7-benzyl and O7-propargyl analogues were more cytotoxic against HeLa S3 cells and more potent M-phase inhibitors. Furthermore, O7-modified molecular probes of glaziovianin A were synthesized for biological studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5745-5756
Number of pages12
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Antitumor activity
  • Glaziovianin A
  • Isoflavone
  • Molecular probes
  • Structure-activity relationship study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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