Antitumoral activity of 1,2-diaminocyclohexane derivatives in breast, colon and skin human cancer cells

Morales, F.; Ramírez, A.; Morata-Tarifa, C.; Navarro, S.A.; Marchal, J.A.; Campos, J.M.; Conejo-García, A.

Revista: Future Medicinal Chemistry

ISSN: 1756-8927

Año de publicación: 2017

Volumen: 9

Número: 3

Páginas: 293-302



Aim: Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. Medical interest has focused on macrocyclic polyamines because of their properties as antitumor agents. Results/Methodology: We have designed and synthesized a series of 1,2-diaminocyclohexane derivatives with notable in vitro antiproliferative activities against the MCF-7, HCT-116 and A375 cancer cell lines. Cell cycle and apoptosis analyses were also carried out. Our results show that all the compounds are potent cytotoxic agents, especially against the A375 cell line. Conclusion: The selective activity of the macrocyclic derivative against A375, via apoptosis, supposes a great advantage for future therapeutic use. This exemplifies the potential of 1,2-diaminocyclohexane derivatives to qualify as lead structures for future anticancer drug development due to their easy syntheses and noteworthy bioactivity.