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Compounds Combining Aminoadamantane and Monoterpene Moieties: Cytotoxicity and Mutagenic Effects

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 7 ]


Evgeniy V. Suslov, Konstantin Yu. Ponomarev, Artem D. Rogachev, Michail A. Pokrovsky, Andrey G. Pokrovsky, Maria B. Pykhtina, Anatoly B. Beklemishev, Dina V. Korchagina, Konstantin P. Volcho and Nariman F. Salakhutdinov   Pages 629 - 635 ( 7 )


A series of secondary amines combining monoterpenoid and aminoadamantane moieties have been synthesized. Their cytotoxic activity against human cancer cells CEM-13, MT-4, and U-937 has been studied for the first time. Most of the obtained compounds exhibited a significant cytotoxic activity with the median cytotoxic dose (CTD50) ranging from 6 to 84 µM. The most promising results were obtained for compound 2b which was synthesized from 1-aminoadamantane and (-)-myrtenal and revealed a high activity against all tumor lines used (CTD50 = 12รท21 µM) along with low toxicity with respect to MDCK cells (CTD50 = 1500 µM). The synthesized amines do not exert the genotoxic effect on cells of the biosensor strain based on recombinant E. coli cells bearing the pRAC-gfp plasmid.


Adamantane, amine, anticancer activity, cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, monoterpene.


Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russia.

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