1-Thioangelicin is a furocoumarin analog synthesized to investigate the role of the substitution of sulfur for oxygen in the parent compound angelicin. The compound was examined by X-ray diffraction, and its interaction with DNA, both in the dark and by UVA irradiation, studied by means of linear flow dichroism, chromatography and (1)H NMR. Further insight into the steric and electronic features of 1-thioangelicin has been reached through theoretical calculations, including molecular mechanics optimization, docking studies and frontier molecular orbital investigations. The experimental data indicate that thioangelicin is able to intercalate in the DNA helix and subsequent irradiation yields a cis-syn adduct, in agreement with theoretical calculations within the lower/higher singly occupied molecular orbital formalism. Antiproliferative activity has been assessed on Balb/c 3T3 cultured cells.

1-Thioangelicin: crystal structure, computer-aided studies and photobiological activity

VEDALDI, DANIELA ESTER;DOLMELLA, ALESSANDRO;MORO, STEFANO;MIOLO, GIORGIA;VIOLA G.;CAFFIERI, SERGIO;DALL'ACQUA, FRANCESCO
2004

Abstract

1-Thioangelicin is a furocoumarin analog synthesized to investigate the role of the substitution of sulfur for oxygen in the parent compound angelicin. The compound was examined by X-ray diffraction, and its interaction with DNA, both in the dark and by UVA irradiation, studied by means of linear flow dichroism, chromatography and (1)H NMR. Further insight into the steric and electronic features of 1-thioangelicin has been reached through theoretical calculations, including molecular mechanics optimization, docking studies and frontier molecular orbital investigations. The experimental data indicate that thioangelicin is able to intercalate in the DNA helix and subsequent irradiation yields a cis-syn adduct, in agreement with theoretical calculations within the lower/higher singly occupied molecular orbital formalism. Antiproliferative activity has been assessed on Balb/c 3T3 cultured cells.
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