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dc.creatorPereira, D
dc.creatorLima, RT
dc.creatorPalmeira, A
dc.creatorSeca, H
dc.creatorSoares, J
dc.creatorGomes, S
dc.creatorRaimundo, L
dc.creatorMaciel, C
dc.creatorPinto, M
dc.creatorSousa, E
dc.creatorVasconcelos, MH
dc.creatorSaraiva, L
dc.creatorCidade, H
dc.description.abstractThe virtual screening of a library of chalcone derivatives led us to the identification of potential new MDM2 ligands. The chalcones with the best docking scores obeying the Lipinski rule of five were subsequently prepared by base-catalyzed aldol reactions. The activity of these compounds as inhibitors of p53–MDM2 interaction was investigated using a yeast-based screening assay. Using this approach two chalcones (3 and 4) were identified as putative small molecule inhibitors of p53–MDM2 interaction. The activity of both chalcones was further investigated in a panel of human tumor cells. Chalcones 3 and 4 revealed a pronounced tumor cell growth inhibitory effect on tumor cell lines. Additionally, chalcone 4 caused alterations in the cell cycle profile, induced apoptosis and increased the levels of p53, p21 and PUMA proteins in NCI-H460 cells. Computational docking studies allowed to predict that, like nutlin-3A (a well-known small-molecule inhibitor of p53–MDM2 interaction), chalcones 3 and 4 bind to the p53-binding site of MDM2. The results here presented will be valuable for the structure-based design of novel and potent p53–MDM2 inhibitors.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was partially supported by the Strategic Funding UID/Multi/04423/2013 , ERDF , COMPETE , and FCT under the projects PTDC/MAR-BIO/4694/2014, and INNOVMAR – Innovation and Sustainability in the Management and Exploitation of Marine Resources, reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000035 , Research Line NOVELMAR . This work also received financial support from the European Union (FEDER funds POCI/01/0145/FEDER/007265) and National Funds (FCT/MEC, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia and Ministério da Educação e Ciência) under the Partnership Agreement PT2020 UID/QUI/50006/2013 and the FCT project PTDC/DTP-FTO/1981/2014, “PEst-C/SAU/LA0003/2013”, “NORTE-07-0162-FEDER-00018 – Contributos para o reforço da capacidade do IPATIMUP enquanto actor do sistema regional de inovação” and NORTE-07-0162-FEDER-000067 – Reforço e consolidação da capacidade infraestrutural do IPATIMUP para o sistema regional de inovação”, both supported by ON.2 – O Novo Norte, through FEDER funds under the QREN. IPATIMUP integrates the i3S Research Unit, which is partially supported by FCT. The authors also thank FCT for the grants of R.T. Lima ( SFRH/BPD/68787/2010 ), J. Soares ( SFRH/BD/78971/2011 ), and S. Gomes ( SFRH/BD/96189/2013 ; Doctoral Programme BiotechHealth), L. Raimundo ( PD/BI/113926/2015 , Doctoral Programme BiotechHealth).
dc.relation.ispartofArabian Journal of Chemistry, vol.12(8), p. 4150-4161
dc.subject.meshCell culture
dc.subject.meshCell death
dc.subject.meshCell proliferation
dc.subject.meshDigital libraries
dc.subject.meshDrug products
dc.titleDesign and synthesis of new inhibitors of p53–MDM2 interaction with a chalcone scaffold
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoInstituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
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