Metal-Based Drugs

Metal-Based Drugs / 1994 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 646207 |

Viktor Brabec, Vladimír Boudny, "Monofunctional and Interstrand DNA Adducts of Platinum(II) Complexes", Metal-Based Drugs, vol. 1, Article ID 646207, 6 pages, 1994.

Monofunctional and Interstrand DNA Adducts of Platinum(II) Complexes

Received20 Sep 1993


The effects produced in DNA by monofunctional or interstrand adducts of platinum(II) complexes have been summarized. The monofunctional adducts destabilize DNA in a sequence-dependent manner via conformational distortions, which may have a denaturational character. It has been suggested that this conformational alteration facilitates in DNA the formation of the bidentate DNA adducts, whose formation is associated with a permanent or transient local denaturation. In addition, DNA interstrand cross-linking by cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) and its trans isomer produce in DNA lesions that have quite different characteristics. It has been suggested that these differences may have relevance to the distinct antitumor efficacy of the two platinum isomers.

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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