Synthesis of a novel series of 2-alkylthio substituted naphthoquinones as potent acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitors
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- Synthesis of a novel series of 2-alkylthio substituted naphthoquinones as potent acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitors
- K Lee; S H Cho; J H Lee; J Goo; S Y Lee; S K Boovanahalli; S K Yeo; S J Lee; Young Kook Kim; D H Kim; Y Choi; G Y Song
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- European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 62, pp. 515-525
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- We report a new series of naphthoquinone derivatives as potent ACAT inhibitors, which were obtained through structural variations of previously disclosed lead 1. Several analogs represented by 3i-l, 4k-m, 6a-n, 7a, and 7i demonstrated potent human macrophage ACAT inhibitory activity by a cell-based reporter assay with human HepG2 cell lines. In particular, compounds 4l and 6j emerged as highly potent inhibitors, exhibiting significantly high inhibitory potencies with IC50 values of 0.44 μM and 0.6 μM, respectively. Moreover, compound 4l significantly reduced the accumulation of cellular cholesterol in HepG2 cell lines.
- ACAT inhibitors; Cellular cholesterol; LDL; Naphthoquinones; Triglycerides; VLDL
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