Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 10819166
Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2000 Apr;8(4):777-84
Indolocarbazole and benzopyridoquinoxaline derivatives have been shown to have anti-tumor activity and to stimulate DNA topoisomerase I-mediated cleavage. Two indolocarbazole compounds (R-6 and R-95) and one benzopyridoquinoxaline derivative (BPQ(1256)) were covalently attached to the 3′-end of a 16mer triple helix-forming oligonucleotide (TFO). These conjugates bind to DNA with a higher affinity than the unsubstituted oligonucleotides. Furthermore, they induce topoisomerase I-mediated and triplex-directed DNA cleavage in a sequence-specific manner.