Novel α-ketoamide based diazeniumdiolates as hydrogen peroxide responsive nitric oxide donors with anti-lung cancer activity†
A novel type of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-activated diazeniumdiolate based on an α-ketoamide moietey was developed as a nitric oxide (NO) donor. KA-NO-4 inhibited lung cancer cells with submicromolar activity. The H2O2-responsive behaviour of KA-NO-4 was thoroughly investigated. The NO-centered mechanism of action of KA-NO-4 was intracellularly studied.