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Master of Science (MS)
O'Neil, Gregory (Gregory W.)
Vyvyan, James R.
Antos, John M.
The archazolids are a family of natural products that display powerful growth inhibitory activity against a number of human cancer cell lines. This activity has been linked to inhibition of the vacuolar-type ATPase (V-ATPase) and more recently cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes. Using the archazolid structure as a starting point, several simplified analogues have been prepared and assayed for their V-ATPase and COX inhibitory activity. These simplified analogues were prepared using a novel Suzuki coupling with yields over 80%. They were assayed to investigate both their V-ATPase and COX inhibitory activity. In our assays there was no COX inhibition, while there was measurable V-ATPase inhibition. The V-ATPase inhibition showed an important difference between the natural product triene (ZZE) and an isomer (ZEE triene) that were synthesized.
Archazolid, Organic Synthesis, Chemistry, V-ATPase, COX, Natural Product Synthesis, Complex Polyenes, Natural Product Derived Fragment
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Adenosine triphosphatase--Synthesis--Inhibitors; Cyclooxygenases--Synthesis--Inhibitors; Antineoplastic agents
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Vincent, Cooper A., "Synthesis of an Archazolid Based Enzyme Inhibitor" (2019). WWU Graduate School Collection. 876.