Synthesis, antitumor and anti-HIV activities of benzodithiazine-dioxides.

Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry

PubMedID: 16406643

Brzozowski Z, Saczewski F, Neamati N. Synthesis, antitumor and anti-HIV activities of benzodithiazine-dioxides. Bioorg Med Chem. 2006;14(9):2985-93.
Several 8-chloro-7-R1-6-R2-3-R3-imidazo[1,2-b][1,4,2]benzodithiazine 5,5-dioxide derivatives (9-11, 16-19, and 21-24) have been synthesized as potential antitumor or anti-HIV agents. The in vitro antitumor and anti-HIV-1 activities of the compounds were determined in a panel of cell lines. The benzodithiazine-dioxide 10 showed 50% growth inhibitory activity in low micromolar against most cells. It was particularly effective in leukemia, lung, melanoma, ovarian, and renal cancer cells with GI50 values of 1-2 microM. Interestingly, benzodithiazine-dioxide 16 showed remarkable anti-HIV-1 activity with 50% effective concentration EC50 value of 0.94 microM and no significant cytotoxicity at 200.0 microM.