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Malia Shitabata 1F
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Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:23 am

I understand why cisplatin is an effective chemotherapy drug, but can someone reexplain why transplatin isn't? I don't think I copied it down correctly in lecture.

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Re: Transplatin

Postby AprilPaz » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:04 am

Transplatin is not a chemotherapy drug because it cannot form a coordination compound with the DNA. Since it has its Cls on opposite sides, it cannot align with the DNA and bond.

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Re: Transplatin

Postby andrewcj 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:15 am

The fact that transplatin can't bind to DNA means that it doesn't stop replication, which is the purpose of chemotherapy drugs.

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Re: Transplatin

Postby Kelvin Chung 1C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:19 am

Dr. Lavelle explained that since the Cls are pointing in opposite directions in the transplatin molecule, it's impossible for it to bind strongly (with both Cls as cisplatin is able to do) to DNA, hence making the transplatin unable to form a coordination complex with the DNA.

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