The reported new anilinoquinazoline-icosahedral borane hybrids have been evaluated as glioma targeting for potential use in cancer therapy. Their anti-glioma activity depends on hybrids’ lipophilicity; the most powerful compound against glioma cells, a 1,7-closo-derivative, displayed at least 3.3 times higher activity than the parent drug erlotinib. According to the cytotoxic effects on normal glia cells, the hybrids were selective for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-overexpressed tumor cells. These boron carriers could be used to enrich glioma cancer cells with boron for cancer therapy.
- glioblastoma multiforme
- synthetic methods