Conjugation of testosterone modifies the interaction of mono-functional cationic platinum(II) complexes with DNA, causing significant alterations to the DNA helix.
Previously a range of androgen conjugates with non-conventional platinum(II) complexes have been synthesised with the aim of enhancing cellular delivery, and which have shown increased cytotoxic activity compared with non-steroidal compounds (M. J. Hannon et al., Dalton Trans., 2010, DOI: 10.1039/c0dt00838a). To further study this, the complexes have been assessed for their ability to bind to and alter the structure of DNA. All platinum(II) complexes studied herein bind to model nucleo-bases ...Expand abstract
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