How Do Metals Interact with DNA?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 08:31 in Biology & Nature

Since a couple of decades, metal-containing drugs have been successfully used to fight against certain types of cancer. The lack of knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms slows down the search for new and more efficient chemotherapeutic agents. An international team of scientists, led by Leticia Gonzalez from the University of Vienna and Jacinto Sa from the Uppsala University, have developed a protocol that is able to detect how metal-based drugs interact with DNA.

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