The anthracene-carbohydrate hybrids were designed and synthesized via an effective glycosidation. The hybrids cleaved double stranded DNA at the guanine site upon irradiation with UV light of a long wavelength and without any additive. The anthracene-carbohydrate hybrid system was very effective for the DNA cleavage. Furthermore, the anthracene-carbohydrate hybrids exhibited photoselective and strong cytotoxicity against cancer cells with photoirradiation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Aug 23|
- DNA cleavage
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry