[Ligands possessing affinity to specific DNA base pair sequences. IX. Synthesis of netropsin and distamycin A analogs having sarcolysin residues or a platinum(II) atom].

Abstract

In search for compounds capable of forming covalent bonds with DNA AT-pair clusters, distamycin A and netropsin analogues containing DL-sarcolysin or platinum (II) atom at the N-terminus of the molecule were synthesized, as well as bis-netropsin and bis-distamycin in which two netropsin- or distamycin-like fragments are bound via a cis-diammineplatinum (II) residue. It is shown that these substances can be used for the DNA selective cleavage.