Chen, Z. G. et al. Screening DNA-targeted anticancer drug in vitro based on the drug-conjugated DNA by resonance light scattering technique. Biosens. Bioelectron. 25, 1947-1952

ArticleinBiosensors & Bioelectronics 25(8):1947-52 · April 2010with14 Reads
Impact Factor: 6.41 · DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2010.01.011 · Source: PubMed

A sensitive and reliable assay has been developed to directly screen DNA-targeted anticancer drugs in vitro via using resonance light scattering (RLS) technique. The results of experiments displayed that the increment of RLS intensity was directly proportional to the antitumor effect of anticancer drugs. Through the RLS spectra, the activities of four drugs have been demonstrated as mitoxantrone (MIT)>epirarubicin (EPI)>daunorubicin (DAU)>adriamycin (ADM). However, to further verify the activities of the above four drugs, binding constant (k) for each of them has been calculated by RLS technique as follows: k(RLS) (MIT, 8.75 x 10(5) L mol(-1))>k(RLS) (EPI, 6.58 x 10(5) L mol(-1))>k(RLS) (DAU, 4.79 x 10(5) L mol(-1))>k(RLS) (ADM, 3.82 x 10(5) L mol(-1)). Also, this RLS assay result was validated by seasoned vitro screening methods for anticancer drugs. In all, the proposed RLS is not only a simple, sensitive, objective and straightforward method, but also it is an unprecedented assay for primarily screening DNA-targeted anticancer drugs.

    • "The light scattering signals can be easily detected by synchronously scanning both the excitation and emission monochromators with a conventional spectrofluorometer (Pasternack et al. 1993; Pasternack et al. 1995; Brar and Verma 2011; Ling et al. 2009; Ling et al. 2007). To date, RLS has been applied to the study and determination of nucleic acids (Huang et al. 1997), adenine (Xu et al. 2012), amino acid (Chen et al. 2012), and screening of anticancer drugs (Chen et al. 2010; Chen et al. 2011). With the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) based on RLS methods have been attracting enormous attention in biomolecule detection, since the light scattering ability of AuNPs is about four orders of magnitude stronger than that of a fluorescent dye (). "
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