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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 2 (1995), Issue 3, Pages 137-141

UVA-Photosensitivity of cis-Diamminedichloro-Platinum(II)-Modified DNA

Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, 1A, avenue dela Recherche Scientifique, Orléans cedex 2 F-45071, France

Received 20 January 1995; Accepted 16 February 1995

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cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum(II)-modified oligonucleotides contain-ing either a single intrastrand cross-link at the d(GpG) site or an interstrand cross-link at the d(GpC/GpC) site, were irradiated with 320 to 400-nm light. Upon irradiation, the adducts are photosensitive. Among the photo-induced reactions, the cleavage of the coordination bonds between platinum and the G residues in the interstrand cross-link is demonstrated.