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Insights into the structure-activity relationships of chiral 1,2-diaminophenylalkane platinum(II) anticancer derivatives
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0949-8257, E-ISSN 1432-1327, Vol. 20, no 5, 841-853 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The structure-activity relationships of chiral 1,2-diaminophenylalkane platinum(II) anticancer derivatives are studied, including interactions with telomeric- and genomic-like DNA sequences, the pKa of their diaqua species, structural properties obtained from DFT calculations and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy. The binding modes of the compounds to telomeric sequences were elucidated, showing no major differences with conventional cis-platinum(II) complexes like cisplatin, supporting that the cis-square planar geometry governs the binding of small Pt(II) complexes to G4 structures. Double-stranded DNA platination kinetics and acid-base constants of the diaqua species of the compounds were measured and compared, highlighting a strong steric dependence of the DNA-binding kinetics, but independent to stereoisomerism. Structural features of the compounds are discussed on the basis of dispersion-corrected DFT, showing that the most active series presents conformers for which the platinum atom is well devoid of steric hindrance. If reactivity indices derived from conceptual DFT do not show evidences for different reactivity between the compounds, RXES experiments provide new insight into the availability of platinum orbitals for binding to nucleophiles.

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2015. Vol. 20, no 5, 841-853 p.
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Cancer, Platinum, G-quadruplex, Conceptual DFT, RXES
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-258756DOI: 10.1007/s00775-015-1270-6ISI: 000356882300008PubMedID: 25982100OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-258756DiVA: diva2:842540
Available from: 2015-07-21 Created: 2015-07-20 Last updated: 2015-07-21Bibliographically approved

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