Synthesis, Pim kinase inhibitory potencies and in vitro antiproliferative activities of diversely substituted pyrrolo[2,3-a]carbazoles

Rufine Akue-Gedu, Lionel Nauton, Vincent Thery, Jenny Bain, Philip Cohen, Fabrice Anizon, Pascale Moreau

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    The synthesis of new pyrrolo[2,3-a]carbazole derivatives diversely substituted at the C-6 to C-9 positions is described. These compounds were tested for their kinase inhibitory potencies toward three kinases (Pim-1, Pim-2, Pim-3) as well as for their in vitro antiproliferative activities toward a human fibroblast primary culture and three human solid cancer cell lines (PC3, DU145, and PA 1). Moreover, molecular docking studies were performed to explain the enhanced inhibitory activity of the most active compound 3d. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6865-6873
    Number of pages9
    JournalBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2010


    • Pyrrolo[2,3-a]carbazoles
    • Kinase inhibitors
    • PIM inhibitors, In vitro antiproliferative activities

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