A new anti-tubulin agent containing the benzo[b]thiophene ring system

Kevin G. Pinney, A. Dawn Bounds, Koren M. Dingeman, Vani P. Mocharla, George Pettit, Ruoli Bai, Ernest Hamel

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A new type of inhibitor of tubulin polymerization was discovered based on the 3-aroyl-2-arylbenzo[b]thiophene molecular skeleton. The lead compound in this series, 2-(4'-methoxyphenyl)-3-(3',4',5'-trimethoxybenzoyl)-6- methoxybenzo[b]thiophene 1, inhibited tubulin polymerization, caused an increase in the mitotic index of CA46 Burkitt lymphoma cells, and inhibited the growth of several human cancer cell lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1086
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 19 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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