Feb 082018

Med. Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7MD00551B, Research Article
Yi-Bin Li, Wen Hou, Hui Lin, Ping-Hua Sun, Jing Lin, Wei-Min Chen
Two series of 5-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one derivatives were synthesized and their antiglioma activities were evaluated.

Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel 5-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one derivatives as antiglioma agents

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D-2-Hydroxyglutarate (D-2HG) is frequently found in human brain cancers. Approximately 50–80% of grade II glioma patients have a high level of D-2HG production, which can lead to cancer initiation. In this study, a series of novel 5-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one derivatives were designed and synthesized as antiglioma agents, and their related structure–activity relationships are discussed. Among these novel compounds, 4a exhibited promising anti-proliferative activity against glioma HT1080 cells and U87 cells with an IC50 of 1.43 μM and 4.6 μM, respectively. Further studies found that the most active compound (4a) shows an 86.3% inhibitory rate against the intracellular production of D-2HG at 1 μM, and dramatic inhibitory effects, even at 1 μM on the colony formation and migration of U87 and HT1080 cells.

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6,6′-((4-(Benzyloxy)phenyl)methylene)bis(5-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4- one) (4a) The reaction was performed according to the general procedure C, using 1 (1.00 g, 7.90 mmol) and 4-(benzyloxy)benzaldehyde (0.84 g, 3.95 mmol).2 The crude product was recrystallized from isopropanol affording a white powder 4a (1.53 g, 87%): mp 261.4-262.1oC; 1HNMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6)  2.22 (s, 6H, CH3), 5.08 (s, 3H, OCH2- Ph), 5.96 (s, 1H, CH-Ar), 6.25 (s, 2H, C=CH), , 7.01 (d, J = 9.0 Hz, 2H, Ar-H3’/H5’), 7.22 (d, J = 9.0 Hz, 2H, Ar-H2’/H6’), 7.31-7.45 (m, 5H, Ph-H); 13CNMR (75 MHz, DMSO-d6)  173.95, 165.08, 158.12, 151.20, 147.68, 142.19, 140.77, 137.42, 129.87, 128.91, 128.16, 127.69, 115.46, 114.97, 111.74, 69.69, 19.63; ESI-MS m/z: 447.1 [M+H]+ ; ESI-HRMS m/z: 447.1438 [M+H]+ , calcd for C26H23O7 447.1438.

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