Luminescent Ruthenium(II) Complexes Used for the Detection of 8-Oxoguanine in the Human Telomeric Sequence

Detecting cancer at the early stage of the disease is crucial to keep the best chance for successful treatment. The recent development of genomic screening, a methodology that is addressed to asymptomatic patients presumably at risk of carcinogenesis, has stimulated the quest for new tools able to signal the level of risk. Carcinogenesis has been associated to chronic oxidative stress exceeding the antioxidant defenses and leading to critical genome alteration levels. The telomeric regions are presumably the most exposed to oxidative stress due to their high concentration of guanine (i.e., the easiest oxidizable nucleic base). Accumulation of 8-oxoguanine in telomeres, thus oxidative lesions, was reportedly associated with telomeric crisis and carcinogenesis. In this study, we report on the capacity of Ru(II) polyazaaromatic complexes to photoprobe 8-oxoguanine into the human telomeric sequence with the view of developing new tools for cancer risk screening.

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Titre
Luminescent Ruthenium(II) Complexes Used for the Detection of 8-Oxoguanine in the Human Telomeric Sequence
Type de publication
Article de revue
Année de publication
2023
Revue
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Date de publication
01/2023
Soumis le 24 janvier 2023