(equation presented) To explore the possibility of modifying bleomycin in a fashion that could alter its physiological distribution in a therapeutic setting, a new analogue of bleomycin has been prepared. This analogue is intended to target the asialoglycoprotein receptor on liver cells. Critically, despite the large C-substituent, the bleomycin conjugate was found to degrade DNA in the same fashion as bleomycin A5 itself, and with only modestly decreased efficiency.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry