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Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Jan 15;18(2):836-41. Epub 2007 Nov 13.

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: copper(II) complexes of polyamino-polycarboxylamido aromatic/heterocyclic sulfonamides are very potent inhibitors of the tumor-associated isoforms IX and XII.

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Institut des Biomolécules Max Mousseron UMR 5247 CNRS-UM1-UM2 Bâtiment de Recherche Max Mousseron, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, 8 rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier Cedex, France.


Reaction of EDTA/DTPA dianhydride with aromatic/heterocyclic sulfonamides afforded a series of derivatives incorporating polyaminopolycarboxylate tails and benzenesulfonamide or 1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-sulfonamide heads. These compounds have been used as ligands to prepare Cu(II) complexes. Both parent sulfonamides as well as their copper complexes behaved as potent inhibitors of four carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isoforms, the cytosolic CA I and II, and transmembrane CA IX and XII. Some Cu(II) complexes showed subnanomolar affinities and some selectivity for the inhibition of the tumor-associated isoforms IX and XII and might be used as PET hypoxia markers of tumors.

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