Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that arise from the transformation of normal cells into malignant tumor cells. It is responsible for about 1 in 6 deaths and is the second leading cause of death globally . Therefore, the search for novel chemotherapeutic treatments for cancer is one of the most acute problems of modern pharmacology [2-4].
The Life Chemicals Anticancer Screening Library comprises over 6,300 novel drug-like screening compounds with potential anti-tumor activity, targeting various cancer types, such as prostate and breast cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, carcinoma. It is designed as a useful tool for high throughput screening (HTS) in anticancer drug discovery research. The Library was prepared with similarity search methods against publicly available databases (ChEMBL and BindingDB) of molecules with reported antitumor activity.
The Life Chemicals HTS Compound Collection was first screened against 12,000 reference compounds with assigned activity values lower than 10 mM by similarity search and with 80 % similarity cut-off (Tanimoto) and PAINS / reactive group filtration to provide a collection of 1,500 structurally diverse compounds with potential inhibitory activity against the following cancer cell lines* for cell-based phenotypic screening projects:
Then the HTS Compound Collection was filtered for analogues of molecules with known activity against different cancer-related targets, using the 80 % similarity cut-off (Tanimoto) on MDL public keys fingerprints.
As a result, around 4,800 potential anti-cancer compounds were selected for the following targets*:
- ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2
- Beta-hexosaminidase subunit beta
- Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein
- Bromodomain testis-specific protein
- Cyclin-dependent kinase 2-associated protein 1
- L-type amino acid transporter 3
- Lysine-specific demethylase 5B
- MAP kinase p38 alpha
- Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 8
- Mixed lineage kinase 7
- Nuclear receptor coactivator 3
- PDZ-binding kinase
- Serine/threonine-protein kinase WNK2
All PAINS, toxic, and reactive compounds are excluded from the Library, Ro5 compliance is indicated. All compounds are in stock, the Library is being updated continuously with newly-synthesized molecules.
Compound cherry-picking is available.
*The results could be traced back to the specific cell lines or single cancer targets (indicated in the column “Target type” within the corresponding SD file).
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