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Fighting Cancer with Corroles

Fighting Cancer with Corroles
Teo, Ruijie D.Hwang, Jae YounTermini, JohnGross, ZeevGray, Harry B.
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Hwang, Jae Youn
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Amphiphilic CorrolesAnti Cancer ActivityBiological ActivitiesCellular UptakeCombination TherapyFree Base CorrolesGold(III) PorphyrinsIn VivoPhotodynamic Therapy (PDT)Photophysical Properties
Corroles are exceptionally promising platforms for the development of agents for simultaneous cancer-targeting imaging and therapy. Depending on the element chelated by the corrole, these theranostic agents may be tuned primarily for diagnostic or therapeutic function. Versatile synthetic methodologies allow for the preparation of amphipolar derivatives, which form stable noncovalent conjugates with targeting biomolecules. These conjugates can be engineered for imaging and targeting as well as therapeutic function within one theranostic. assembly. In this review, we begin with a brief outline of corrole chemistry that has been uniquely useful in designing corrole-based anticancer agents. Then we turn attention to the early literature regarding corrole anticancer activity, which commenced one year after the first scalable synthesis was reported (1999-2000). In 2001, a major advance was made with the introduction of negatively charged corroles, as these molecules, being amphipolar, form stable conjugates with many proteins. More recently, both cellular uptake and intracellular trafficking of metallocorroles have been documented in experimental investigations employing advanced optical spectroscopic as well as magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Key results from work on both cellular and animal models are reviewed, with emphasis on those that have shed new light on the mechanisms associated with anticancer activity. In closing, we predict a very bright future for corrole anticancer research, as it is experiencing exponential growth, taking full advantage of recently developed imaging and therapeutic modalities.
American Chemical Society
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  • 황재윤 Hwang, Jae Youn 전기전자컴퓨터공학과
  • Research Interests Multimodal Imaging; High-Frequency Ultrasound Microbeam; Ultrasound Imaging and Analysis; 스마트 헬스케어; Biomedical optical system
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MBIS(Multimodal Biomedical Imaging and System) Laboratory 1. Journal Articles


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