Chemical synthesis and biological properties of pyridine epothilones
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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The biological screening results in this study established the importance of the nitrogen atom at the ortho position as well as the beneficial effect of a methyl substituent at the 4- or 5-position of the pyridine ring. Two pyridine epothilone B analogs (i.e. compounds 3 and 4) possessing higher potencies against drug-resistant tumor cells than epothilone B, the most powerful of the naturally occurring epothilones, were identified.