Phosphate triester derivatives of the anti-neoplastic alkyl lyso phospholipid (ALP) have been prepared as novel potential therapeutic agents. In particular, symmetrical phosphate triesters have been prepared, using phosphorochloridate chemistry. The compounds have been fully characterised by a range of techniques, and assayed for their inhibition of DNA synthesis by mammalian cells in culture. The compounds are generally inhibitory towards DNA synthesis in the μM range. However, the magnitude of the effect varies greatly with the phosphate structure; alkynyl and glycol substituted phosphates being especially potent. © 1995.
McGuigan, C., Wang, Y., & Riley, P. A. (1995). Synthesis and biological evaluation of substituted phosphate triester alkyl lyso phospholipids (ALPs) as novel potential anti-neoplastic agents. FEBS Letters, 372(2–3), 259–263. https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-5793(95)00959-D