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Oxovanadium(IV) complexes of curcumin for cellular imaging and mitochondria targeted photocytotoxicity

Banik, Bhabatosh and Somyajit, Kumar and Nagaraju, Ganesh and Chakravarty, Akhil R (2014) Oxovanadium(IV) complexes of curcumin for cellular imaging and mitochondria targeted photocytotoxicity. In: DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43 (35). pp. 13358-13369.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1039/c4dt01487a


Oxovanadium(IV) complexes VO(R-tpy)(cur)](ClO4) (1, 2) of curcumin (Hcur) and terpyridine ligands (R-tpy) where R is phenyl (phtpy in 1) or p-triphenylphosphonium methylphenyl bromide (C6H4CH2PPh3Br) (TPP-phtpy in 2) were prepared and characterized and their DNA photocleavage activity, photocytotoxicity and cellular localization in cancer cells (HeLa and MCF-7) were studied. Acetylacetonate (acac) complexes VO(R-tpy)(acac)](ClO4) of phtpy (3) and TPP-phtpy (4) were prepared and used as the control species. These complexes showed efficient cleavage of pUC19 DNA in visible light of 454 nm and near-IR light of 705 rim. Complexes 1 and 2 showed significant photocytotoxicity in visible light of 400-700 nm. FACS analysis showed sub-G1/G0 phase cell-cycle arrest in cancer cells when treated with 1 and 2 in visible light in comparison with the dark controls. Fluorescence microscopic studies revealed specific localization of the p-triphenylphosphonium complex 2 in the mitochondria of MCF-7 cancer cells whereas no such specificity was observed for complex 1.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49959

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