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Visible-light-induced annihilation of tumor cells with platinum-porphyrin conjugates


Naik, Anu; Rubbiani, Riccardo; Gasser, Gilles; Spingler, Bernhard (2014). Visible-light-induced annihilation of tumor cells with platinum-porphyrin conjugates. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 53(27):6938-6941.

Abstract

Despite the extensive use of porphyrins in photodynamic therapy (PDT), tetraplatinated porphyrins have so far not been studied for their anticancer properties. Herein, we report the synthesis of such novel platinum-porphyrin conjugates as well as their photophysical characterization and in vitro light-induced anticancer properties. These conjugates showed only minor cytotoxicity in the dark, but IC50 values down to 19 nm upon irradiation with light at 420 nm. These values correspond to an excellent phototoxic index (PI=IC50 in the dark/IC50 in light), which reached 5000 in a cisplatin-resistant cell line. After incubation with HeLa cells, nuclear Pt concentrations were 30 times higher than with cisplatin. All of these favorable characteristics imply that tetraplatinated porphyrin complexes are worthy of exploration as novel PDT anticancer agents in vivo.

Despite the extensive use of porphyrins in photodynamic therapy (PDT), tetraplatinated porphyrins have so far not been studied for their anticancer properties. Herein, we report the synthesis of such novel platinum-porphyrin conjugates as well as their photophysical characterization and in vitro light-induced anticancer properties. These conjugates showed only minor cytotoxicity in the dark, but IC50 values down to 19 nm upon irradiation with light at 420 nm. These values correspond to an excellent phototoxic index (PI=IC50 in the dark/IC50 in light), which reached 5000 in a cisplatin-resistant cell line. After incubation with HeLa cells, nuclear Pt concentrations were 30 times higher than with cisplatin. All of these favorable characteristics imply that tetraplatinated porphyrin complexes are worthy of exploration as novel PDT anticancer agents in vivo.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:July 2014
Deposited On:24 Oct 2014 17:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:26
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin
ISSN:1433-7851
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201400533
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-99704

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