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Issue 19, 2018
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A cancer specific oxaliplatin-releasing Pt(iv)-prodrug

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We prepared a Pt(IV)-prodrug, which under cancer specific conditions (elevated concentration of reactive oxygen species, ROS) releases a DNA-binding drug oxaliplatin as well as ROS-amplifying drugs p-quinone methide and N-alkylferrocenium. Due to the concerted action of these components, an excellent anticancer effect was achieved: IC50 = 0.4 ± 0.1 μM for human ovarian carcinoma A2780 cells. Importantly, the prodrug was found to be 45-fold less toxic to normal cells (HDFa).

Graphical abstract: A cancer specific oxaliplatin-releasing Pt(iv)-prodrug

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13 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
First published
23 Apr 2018

Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 6679-6682
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A cancer specific oxaliplatin-releasing Pt(IV)-prodrug

V. Reshetnikov, A. Arkhypov, P. R. Julakanti and A. Mokhir, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 6679
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01458B

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