Photo-induced DNA cleavage by (heterocyclo)carbonyl oxime esters of anthraquinone

Jih Ru Hwu, Jhih Ren Yang, Shwu Chen Tsay, Ming Hua Hsu, Yi Chieh Chen, Shang Shing P. Chou

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Various (heterocyclo)carbonyl mono-oxime esters of anthraquinone were synthesized, which exhibited an ability for DNA cleavage upon UV irradiation. Their structure-activity relationship was established, in which the most potent compound was anthraquinone O-9-(1,3-benzothiazole-2-carbonyl)oxime (4j). It can produce radical species and nick DNA at the concentration as low as 1.0 μM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3312-3315
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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