MRI-guided tumor chemo-photodynamic therapy with Gd/Pt bifunctionalized porphyrin†
Porphyrin derivatives have been widely applied in MR imaging and photodynamic cancer therapy. We here report a novel Gd/Pt bifunctionalized porphyrin derivative (Gd/Pt-P1) for MRI-guided chemo-photodynamic cancer therapy. Gd/Pt-P1 was prepared from tetra(4-pyridyl) porphyrin (P1) via step by step coordination to cisplatin and gadolinium (Gd(III)). Gd/Pt-P1 showed a particularly high synergetic chemo-photodynamic antitumor effect in vivo with a tumor inhibition rate (TIR) of 96.6% and excellent MR imaging performance.