DNA minor groove adducts formed by a platinum-acridine conjugate inhibit association of tata-binding protein with its cognate sequence.

PT-ACRAMTU ([PtCl(en)(ACRAMTU-S)](NO(3))(2), en = ethane-1,2-diamine, ACRAMTU = 1-[2-(acridin-9-ylamino)ethyl]-1,3-dimethylthiourea) is a cytotoxic platinum-acridine conjugate previously shown to form adducts with the N3 endocyclic nitrogen of adenine in the DNA minor groove. This unusual observation and our prior determination of the pronounced 5'-TA/TA… CONTINUE READING