3-Carbethoxyangelicin (3-CA), carrying an electron-withdrawing group at the pyrone side, has been prepared to have a fully monofunctional angelicin derivative. 3-CA does not photoreact with DNA and induces a moderate antiproliferative activity. 3-CA proved to be extremely sensitive to ultraviolet A (UVA) light, undergoing rapid photolysis. Only one photolysis product has been isolated and identified. By means of alkaline elution, we observed that 3-CA and its photolysis products are able to induce a large amount of single-strand breaks in DNA in vivo. The results obtained from studying the capacity to produce singlet oxygen suggest that the photodynamic mechanism of action of 3-CA very likely results from its capacity-as well as that of its photolysis products-to produce singlet oxygen. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.

Activity of 3-carbethoxyangelicin photolysis products

MARZANO, CRISTINA;
1997

Abstract

3-Carbethoxyangelicin (3-CA), carrying an electron-withdrawing group at the pyrone side, has been prepared to have a fully monofunctional angelicin derivative. 3-CA does not photoreact with DNA and induces a moderate antiproliferative activity. 3-CA proved to be extremely sensitive to ultraviolet A (UVA) light, undergoing rapid photolysis. Only one photolysis product has been isolated and identified. By means of alkaline elution, we observed that 3-CA and its photolysis products are able to induce a large amount of single-strand breaks in DNA in vivo. The results obtained from studying the capacity to produce singlet oxygen suggest that the photodynamic mechanism of action of 3-CA very likely results from its capacity-as well as that of its photolysis products-to produce singlet oxygen. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.
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