Synthesis and evaluation of novel boron-containing complexes of potential use for the selective treatment of malignant melanoma
Bonjoch, J., Drew, M. G.B., Gonzalez, A., Greco, F., Jawaid, S., Osborn, H. M. I., Williams, N. A.O. and Yaqoob, P. (2008) Synthesis and evaluation of novel boron-containing complexes of potential use for the selective treatment of malignant melanoma. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 51 (20). pp. 6604-6608. ISSN 0022-2623
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Boron-containing complexes that have the potential to irreversibly accumulate in melanoma cells have been prepared by reaction of amino acids with 9-methoxy-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane. The ability of each complex to act as a substrate for tyrosinase has been probed by oximetry. Increased uptake of the lead candidate in a tyrosinase-rich cell line, compared with a tyrosinase-absent cell line, is reported, with results correlating well with that for a drug currently approved for BNCT.