Target-selective photo-degradation of AFP-L3 and selective photo-cytotoxicity against HuH-7 hepatocarcinoma cells using an anthraquinone-PhoSL hybrid

Mai Okuyama, Haruna Ueno, Yuka Kobayashi, Hirokazu Kawagishi, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima

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A purposefully-designed anthraquinone-Pholiota squarrosa lectin (PhoSL) hybrid effectively degraded α-fetoprotein-L3 (AFP-L3) associated with liver cancer. Degradation was achieved under light irradiation in the absence of any additives and under neutral pH conditions. Moreover, the hybrid effectively exhibited selective photo-cytotoxicity against HuH-7 hepatocarcinoma cells upon photo-irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2169-2172
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


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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