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A Far-Red Light Activatable, Multi-Functional Prodrug for Fluorescence Optical Imaging and Combinational Treatment.
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PMID:  24694092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We recently developed "photo-unclick chemistry", a novel chemical tool involving the cleavage of aminoacrylate by singlet oxygen, and demonstrated its application to visible light-activatable prodrugs. In this study, we prepared an advanced multifunctional prodrug, Pc-(L-CA4)2, composed of the fluorescent photosensitizer phthalocyanine (Pc), an SO-labile aminoacrylate linker (L), and a cytotoxic drug combretastatin A-4 (CA4). Pc-(L-CA4)2 had reduced dark toxicity compared with CA4. However, once illuminated, it showed improved toxicity similar to CA4 and displayed bystander effects in vitro. We monitored the time-dependent distribution of Pc-(L-CA4)2 using optical imaging with live mice. We also effectively ablated tumors by the illumination with far-red light to the mice, presumably through the combined effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and released chemotherapy drug, without any sign of acute systemic toxicity.
Moses Bio; Pallavi Rajaputra; Gregory Nkepang; Youngjae You
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-4804     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Chem.     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9716531     Medline TA:  J Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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