Scientists from the Technical University of Lodz, the Medical Universities of Lodz and Lublin and the Centre for Molecular and Macromolecular Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lodz has designed, synthesised and studied the physicochemical and biological properties of two new compounds with potential anticancer activity.
According to Prof. Paweł Szymański, the team has been working on the molecular aspects of cancer for a long time. On the basis of simulations and computer calculations, chemical structures of compounds meeting the assumptions made by the scientists were designed. The synthesis of these compounds was carried out at the Medical University of Lublin.
The obtained compounds were sent to the Technical University of Lodz, where scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry examined their physicochemical properties. Subsequently, a team from the Medical University of Lodz performed biological tests.
The new compounds could potentially be used in the treatment of lung cancer.