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Intracellular distribution and stability of a luminescent rhenium(I) tricarbonyl tetrazolato complex using epifluorescence microscopy in conjunction with X-ray fluorescence imaging

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Abstract

Optical epifluorescence microscopy was used in conjunction with X-ray fluorescence imaging to monitor the stability and intracellular distribution of the luminescent rhenium(I) complex fac-[Re(CO)3(phen)L], where phen = 1,10-phenathroline and L = 5-(4-iodophenyl)tetrazolato, in 22Rv1 cells. The rhenium complex showed no signs of ancillary ligand dissociation, a conclusion based on data obtained via X-ray fluorescence imaging aligning iodine and rhenium distributions. A diffuse reticular localisation was detected for the complex in the nuclear/perinuclear region of cells, by either optical or X-ray fluorescence imaging techniques. X-ray fluorescence also showed that the rhenium complex disrupted the homeostasis of some biologically relevant elements, such as chlorine, potassium and zinc.

Graphical abstract: Intracellular distribution and stability of a luminescent rhenium(i) tricarbonyl tetrazolato complex using epifluorescence microscopy in conjunction with X-ray fluorescence imaging

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2016, accepted on 22 Nov 2016 and first published on 23 Nov 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00243A
Citation: Metallomics, 2017,9, 382-390
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    Intracellular distribution and stability of a luminescent rhenium(I) tricarbonyl tetrazolato complex using epifluorescence microscopy in conjunction with X-ray fluorescence imaging

    J. L. Wedding, H. H. Harris, C. A. Bader, S. E. Plush, R. Mak, M. Massi, D. A. Brooks, B. Lai, S. Vogt, M. V. Werrett, P. V. Simpson, B. W. Skelton and S. Stagni, Metallomics, 2017, 9, 382
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MT00243A

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