Gold(III) porphyrins as a new class of anticancer drugs: Cytotoxicity, DNA binding and induction of apoptosis in human cervix epitheloid cancer cells

Chi Ming Che, Raymond Wai Yin Sun, Wing Yiu Yu, Chi Bun Ko, Nianyong Zhu, Hongzhe Sun

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A series of gold(III) tetraarylporphyrins are stable in the presence of glutathione and exert much higher potency than cisplatin in killing human cancer cells, including the drug-resistant variants; the gold-induced cytotoxicity occurs through an apoptotic pathway according to laser confocal microscopy and flow cytometric studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1718-1719
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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