Fluorophore-tagged pharmacophores for antitumor cytotoxicity: Modified chiral lipidic dialkynylcarbinols for cell imaging.

Abstract

Chiral lipidic dialkynylcarbinols (DACs), recently highlighted as antitumoral pharmacophores, have been conjugated to difluoroboron-dipyrromethene (bodipy), 7-hydroxy-coumarine, and 7-nitro-benzoxadiazole (NBD) fluorophore motifs through triazole clips. The labeled lipids preserve cytotoxic activity against HCT116 cells, and fluorescence microscopy of the stained cells showed clear signals in the intra-cellular membrane system. While the bodipy conjugate also labels lipid droplets very brightly, as expected, the coumarine and NBD probes appear as promising specific tools for the identification of the intra-cellular targets of DACs' cytotoxicity.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.08.029

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@article{Listunov2015FluorophoretaggedPF, title={Fluorophore-tagged pharmacophores for antitumor cytotoxicity: Modified chiral lipidic dialkynylcarbinols for cell imaging.}, author={Dymytrii Listunov and Serge Mazeres and Yulian M. Volovenko and Etienne Joly and Yves G{\'e}nisson and Val{\'e}rie Maraval and Remi Chauvin}, journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters}, year={2015}, volume={25 20}, pages={4652-6} }