Photosensitized DNA cleavage promoted by amino acids

Kerry P. Mahon, Rodrigo F. Ortiz-Meoz, Erin G. Prestwich, Shana O. Kelley*

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A novel class of DNA cleavage agents are reported that derive activity from amino acids tethered to a photoactive intercalator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1956-1957
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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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