Kogularamanan Suntharalingam

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The platinum drugs, cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin, prevail in the treatment of cancer, but new platinum agents have been very slow to enter the clinic. Recently, however, there has been a surge of activity, based on a great deal of mechanistic information, aimed at developing nonclassical platinum complexes that operate via mechanisms of action(More)
Albumin is the most abundant protein in human serum and drugs that are administered intravenously inevitably interact with it. We present here a series of platinum(IV) prodrugs designed specifically to enhance interaction with human serum albumin (HSA) for drug delivery. This goal is achieved by asymmetrically functionalizing the axial ligands of the(More)
Twelve mono- and dimetallic complexes (the metals being Cu(II), Pt(II), and Zn(II)) with terpyridine-based ligands have been prepared and fully characterized. The X-ray crystal structures of two of the complexes (monometallic Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes with a morpholino-substituted terpyridine ligand) are reported. The affinities of the 12 complexes toward(More)
The chemoattraction of Propionibacterium acnes lipase for neutrophils and the effect of lipase inhibitor and two antibiotic agents on the chemotaxis were evaluated. Of the various fractions tested, partially purified lipase (fraction 2c) was the most active cytotaxin produced by P. acnes. Serum mediators were not required for the generation of chemotaxis by(More)
Guanine-rich sequences of DNA can assemble into tetrastranded structures known as G-quadruplexes. It has been suggested that these secondary DNA structures could be involved in the regulation of several key biological processes. In the human genome, guanine-rich sequences with the potential to form G-quadruplexes exist in the telomere as well as in promoter(More)
Hits the spot: A cyclometalled platinum(II) complex with a substituted phenanthroline ligand is reported. The complex has high in vitro affinity for quadruplex DNA and upon binding its emission is switched on. The complex can be easily delivered to the cell by using a metallo-cage as a carrier (see illustration). By means of confocal microscopy, it is shown(More)
Rhenium(V) oxo complexes of general formula [ReO(OMe)(N^N)Cl2], where N^N = 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 1, or 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 2, effectively kill cancer cells by triggering necroptosis, a non-apoptotic form of cell death. Both complexes evoke necrosome (RIP1-RIP3)-dependent intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)(More)
The effect of a newly developed osmium(VI) nitrido complex, 1, on breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) is reported. The complex displays selective toxicity for HMLER breast cancer cells enriched with CD44-positive, CSC-like cells over the same cells having reduced CSC character. Remarkably, 1 also reduces the proportion of CSCs within a heterogeneous breast(More)
A quantitative nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) test was devised to measure dye reduction by fibroblasts. Statistically significant differences were found between NBT reduction by normal skin and amniotic fibroblasts and by skin fibroblasts of male patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and their carrier relatives. Cultured amniotic cells may(More)
Three new substituted terpyridine ligands and their corresponding platinum(II) complexes have been prepared and fully characterized (including the X-ray crystal structures of two of the complexes). These compounds have shown to stack via pi-pi interactions both in the solid state and in solution. The interactions of these compounds with quadruplex DNA (both(More)