Sophie Bombard

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The structure–activity relationships of chiral 1,2-diaminophenylalkane platinum(II) anticancer derivatives are studied, including interactions with telomeric- and genomic-like DNA sequences, the pKa of their diaqua species, structural properties obtained from DFT calculations and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy. The binding modes of the compounds to(More)
Telomerase is the enzyme that maintains the length of telomeres. It is minimally constituted of two components: a core reverse transcriptase protein (hTERT) and an RNA (hTR). Despite its significance as an almost universal cancer target, the understanding of the structure of telomerase and the optimization of specific inhibitors have been hampered by the(More)
The chemical and biological features of two newly synthesized [PtCl2(L)(2-aminonaphthalene)] complexes (L is NH3 or 2-aminonaphthalene) were compared with those of two already reported enantiomeric complexes of formula [PtCl2(DABN)] [DABN is (R)-1,1′-binaphthyl-2,2′-diamine or (S)-1,1′-binaphthyl-2,2′-diamine]. Solution behavior, lipophilicity, cytotoxicity(More)
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