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An azobenzene-based heteromeric prodrug for hypoxia-activated chemotherapy by regulating subcellular localization.

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An azobenzene-based heteromeric prodrug for hypoxia-activated chemotherapy by regulating subcellular localization.

Chem Commun (Camb). 2018 Jul 12;54(57):7983-7986

Authors: Li S, Jiang X, Zheng R, Zuo S, Zhao L, Fan G, Fan J, Liao Y, Yu X, Cheng H

Abstract
An azobenzene-based heteromeric prodrug (hNDP) was prepared for targeted chemotherapy against hypoxic tumor. hNDP could divert the parent drug from nucleus to cytoplasm with lower toxicity, while the azoreduction of hNDP in hypoxia would activate the drug with a robust anti-tumor effect by initiating the apoptosis-related biochemical cascades.

PMID: 29963672 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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