Cairns, D. and Michalitsi, E. and Jenkins, T.C. and Mackay, S.P. (2002) Molecular modelling and cytotoxicity of substituted anthraquinonesas inhibitors of human telomerase. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 10. pp. 803-807. ISSN 0960-894XFull text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Molecular modelling has been carried out for a number of amine-functionalised anthraquinone derivatives to determine their extent of binding to G-tetraplex DNA and their ability to inhibit the enzymes telomerase and Taq polymerase. The results are compared to data obtained from a modified TRAP assay and show good correlation between the two methods. The findings suggest that anthraquinone derivatives of this type inhibit telomerase by stabilisation of four-stranded tetraplex structures associated with guanine-rich telomeric DNA regions.
|Keywords:||cytotoxicity , molecular modelling, human telomerase, Pharmacy and materia medica, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Pharmaceutical Science, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Pharmacy and materia medica|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||24 Feb 2012 15:16|
|Last modified:||29 Jul 2016 02:14|