Discovery of Dioxino[2,3-f]quinazoline derivative VEGFR-2 inhibitors exerting significant antipro-liferative activity in HUVECs and mice.


College of Life Science and Bioengineering & Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmental and Oncology, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Twelve 2,3-dihydro-[1,4]-dioxino[2,3-f]quinazoline derivatives were designed and evaluated as vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) inhibitors. The most half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of them were less than 10 nM. Among these compounds, 13d displayed highly effective inhibitory activity against VEGFR-2 (IC50 = 2.4 nM) and excellent antiproliferative activities against human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) (IC50 = 1.2 nM). When anti-tumor animal experiments were carried out in mice, the tumor almost disappeared (TGI = 133.0%) after six days of administration of 13d. Therefore, 13d was a potential and effective anticancer agent. The binding conformations were respectively compared between VEGFR-2 with 13d and leading compound lenvatinib, and shows that they have similar binding modes.


Anti-Tumor,Dioxinoquinazoline derivatives,Toxicity assay,VEGFR-2 inhibition,