Increasing anti-cancer activity with longer tether lengths of group 9 Cp∗ complexes

Stephanie J. Lucas, Rianne M. Lord, Aida M. Basri, Simon J. Allison, Roger M. Phillips, A. John Blacker, Patrick C. McGowan

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Abstract

Here in, we report the cytotoxicity of both rhodium and iridium functionalised Cp∗ analogues of the [Cp∗MCl2]2 dimers. The functionalised dimers contain a hydroxy tethered arm of differing carbon length. These show promising IC50 values when tested against HT-29, A2780 and cisplatin-resistant A2780cis human cancer cell lines, with the cytotoxicity improving proportionally with an increase in carbon tether length of the Cp∗ ring. The most promising results are seen for the 14-carbon Cp∗ tethered rhodium (2d) and iridium (3b) complexes, which show up to a 24-fold increase in IC50 compared to the unfunctionalised [Cp∗MCl2]2 dimer. All complexes were potent inhibitors of purified thioredoxin reductase suggesting that disruption of cellular anti-oxidant function is one potential mechanism of action.

LanguageEnglish
Pages6812-6815
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume45
Issue number16
Early online date17 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Lucas, Stephanie J. ; Lord, Rianne M. ; Basri, Aida M. ; Allison, Simon J. ; Phillips, Roger M. ; Blacker, A. John ; McGowan, Patrick C. / Increasing anti-cancer activity with longer tether lengths of group 9 Cp∗ complexes. In: Dalton Transactions. 2016 ; Vol. 45, No. 16. pp. 6812-6815.
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