Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Paclitaxel Analogs
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The complex natural product paclitaxel (TaxolÂ®), first isolated from Taxus brevifolia, is a member of a large family of taxane diterpenoids. Paclitaxel is extensively used for the treatment of solid tumors, particularly those of the breasts and ovaries. In order to obtain additional information about the mechanism of action of paclitaxel and the environment of the paclitaxel-binding site, several fluorescent analogs of paclitaxel were synthesized, and their biological activities have been evaluated. For the investigation of possible synergistic effects, concurrent modifications on selected positions have been performed and their biological evaluation were studied.
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