Suzanne M. Hess

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The preparation of two novel bis(acridine)platinum(II) complexes is reported. The 4+ charged conjugates associate strongly with double-stranded native DNA (K(i)>10(6)), possibly through bisintercalation. A cell viability assay was used to demonstrate that both compounds are capable of mediating cytotoxicity at micromolar concentrations in SNB19 brain tumor(More)
The synthesis, cytotoxicity, and nucleoside binding of some platinum–acridinylthiourea conjugates derived from the prototypical compound [PtCl(en)(ACRAMTU)](NO3)2 {”PT-ACRAMTU”; en=ethane-1,2-diamine, ACRAMTU=1-[2-(acridin-9-ylamino)ethyl]-1,3-dimethylthiourea, protonated form} are reported. To establish structure–activity relationships within this class of(More)
Using clonogenic survival assays, we demonstrated that a new platinum-acridine hybrid agent, PT-ACRAMTU, is cytotoxic in SNB19 and U87MG glioblastoma cells at low-micromolar concentrations. PT-ACRAMTU is more cytotoxic than ACRAMTU (the platinum-free acridine), acts in a time and dose dependent manner, and appears to generate an apoptotic response in both(More)
Recently, we reported a new class of DNA-targeted hybrid platinum-acridine agents. The parent intercalator, ACRAMTU, a 9-aminoacridine derivative, intercalates into the minor groove of DNA, causing the corresponding prototypical conjugate, PT-ACRAMTU (type I/n=2), to form DNA adducts dissimilar to traditional platinum drugs. Both these agents show cytotoxic(More)
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