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We report the cytotoxic effects obtained in HeLa cells of three newly synthesized platinum complexes containing both an O,O'-chelated acetylacetonate ligand and a sulfur ligand in the platinum coordination sphere, which show, by (1)H NMR, negligible reactivity with purine bases. These compounds induce cell death with [Pt(O,O'-acac)(gamma-acac)(DMS)] being(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We showed previously that a new Pt complex containing an O,O'-chelated acetylacetonate ligand (acac) and a dimethylsulphide in the Pt coordination sphere, [Pt(O,O'-acac)(gamma-acac)(DMS)], induces apoptosis in HeLa cells. The objective of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(gamma-acac)(DMS)] is also(More)
In the field of experimental oncology, many efforts are being carried out to search new platinum-based drugs overcoming the CNS toxicity and drug resistance. One of the adopted strategies is the synthesis of platinum compounds able to form Pt-DNA adducts different from the cisplatin ones or to react with other subcellular targets. In this context a novel(More)
Comparative studies on the effects of the platinum complexes in use or in clinical trials are carried out in order to discover differences in the neurotoxic potential and the reversibility of neurotoxicity. In this paper, we summarized the current literature on neurotoxicity and chemoresistance of cisplatin (cisPt) and discussed our recent efforts on the(More)
It was previously demonstrated that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] exerted toxic effects at high doses, whilst sub-cytotoxic concentrations induced anoikis and decreased cell migration. Aim of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] alters the [Ca(2+)](i) and that this is linked to its ability to trigger rapid apoptosis(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We showed previously that a new Pt(II) complex ([Pt(O,O'-acac)(gamma-acac)(DMS)]) exerted high and fast apoptotic processes in MCF-7 cells. The objective of this study was to investigate the hypothesis that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(gamma-acac)(DMS)] is also able to exert anoikis and alter the migration ability of MCF-7 cells, and to show some(More)
Programmed cell death is regulated by prototypes of a large family of Bcl-2-like proteins such as Bax and Bcl-2. A neuroprotective role for cellular prion protein (PrPc) on programmed cell death has been reported, although the cytosolic accumulation of PrPc correlates with toxicity and death of some neurons by apoptosis. In order to understand the(More)
The reactivity of platinum(II) complexes of the type [PtCl(O,O-acac)(L)] (1) and [Pt(O,O-acac)(gamma-acac)(L)] (2) (L = DMSO, a; DMS, b), with a range of hard and soft nucleophiles such as dimethylsulfide (DMS, b), triphenylphosphine, (PPh3, c), ethylene (eta2-C2H4, d), carbon monoxide (CO, e), pyridine (py, f), and guanosine (Guo, g) has been investigated.(More)
It was previously shown that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] induces apoptosis in various cancer cells and exerts antimetastatic responses in vitro. In rats, [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] reaches the central nervous system in quantities higher than cisplatin causing less excitotoxicity. The aim of the present paper was to investigate whether(More)
We previously showed that [Pt(O,O'-acac)(γ-acac)(DMS)] ([Pt(acac)2(DMS)]) exerted substantial cytotoxic effects in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells, and decreased metalloproteases (MMPs) production and cells migration in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The ubiquitously distributed sodium-hydrogen antiporter 1 (NHE1) is involved in motility and invasion of many solid(More)