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Antitumor activity of 4-(4''-(2'',2'',6'',6''-tetramethyl-1''-piperidinyoxy)amino)-4'- demethyl epipodophyllotoxin in vitro

Zheng-ping JIA, Pei-yan ZHANG, Zhong-dong LIANG, Yan-guang WANG, Yao-zu CHEN, Jin-xin LI, Xuan TIAN


The antitumor activity of a new podophyllotoxin spin-labeled derivative, 4-(4''-(2'',2'',6'',6''-tetramethyl-1''-+piperidinyoxy)amino)-4'- demethylepipodophyllotoxin (GP-7) First synthesized by us, was studied in vitro. It was found that the proliferation of SGC-7901 cells was markedly inhibited by GP-7 depending the concentration and exposure time. At concentration of 0.04-100 mg/L, the inhibition rates were 15.5-92.6% ID50 was 0.42 mg/L. After exposure to GP-7 greater than 0.5 mg/L for 24, 48, 72 and 96 h, the inhibition rates of cells were 25.1, 49.0, 71.4 and 84.9% respectively. The dose-response curve of GP-7 on SGC-7901 cell was similar to that of etoposide (VP-16). The colony formation of SGC-7901 cell was also inhibited by GP-7 in a concentration dependent fashion with ID50 1.63 mg/L. At concentrations of 0.1-0.5 mg/L, the inhibitory effects were stronger than that of VP-16. GP-7 decreased the mitotic index (MI) of SGC-7901 cell and had no effect on microtubule assembly and disassembly in vitro, which suggested that GP-7 did not act on M phase.

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