125I-labeled quercetin as a novel DNA-targeted radiotracer

Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr, Vladimir Tolmachev, Bo Stenerlöw

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Quercetin is a major flavonoid that is found in most plants; it can intercalate with DNA. The purpose of this study was to investigate radiolabeling of qurecetin with 125I, DNA binding and cellular process. In this work, quercetin was labeled with Auger emitting nuclide 125I using chloramine-T. DNA binding of 125I-quercetin (125I-Q) was investigated using cell-free in vitro assay with naked human genomic DNA in agarose plugs. Cellular uptake and nuclei accumulation were evaluated in human prostate cancer cell lines (DU 145). The internalization of 125I-Q was evaluated with fluorescence microscopy. Cellular damage was monitored by using apoptosis assay. Quercetin was successfully labeled with 125I, and it was taken up rapidly with cells and accumulated in the cellular nuclei. 125I-Q-DNA binding was tight with long retention time, and it potentially induced DNA damage. These findings provide for using of 125I-labeled quercetin as a carrier of Auger electron emitting radionuclide to the cell nuclei for targeted radiotherapy.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Страницы (с-по)469-475
Число страниц7
ЖурналCancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals
Номер выпуска4
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 авг 2011
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pharmacology
  • Cancer Research

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