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cisplatin

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:45 pm
by EMurphy_2L
can someone explain the cisplatin example again please

Re: cisplatin

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:44 pm
by 905416023
The cisplatin example in class discussed the difference between cis-diamine-dichloro-platinum(II) and trans-diamine-dichloro-platinum(II). The cisplatin has two cl's on the left of the central atom (Pt) and two NH3's on the right of the central atom. The Transplatin (not exactly sure if that is how you say it) had the Cl's diagonal from one another and the NH3's also diagonal from one another. Cisplatin is used as a chemotherapy drug to stop cell division. Its shape is able to help it do this because the two Cl's on the same side can attach to DNA and inhibit it from replicating. The Transplatin can not do this because its Cl's are on opposite sides.

Re: cisplatin

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:47 pm
by Jialun Chen 4F
I agree with the answer above. It's also one of the biological examples Dr. Lavelle expects us to memorize.

Re: cisplatin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:50 pm
by chari_maya 3B
How do the Cl atoms attach to the DNA?

Re: cisplatin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:51 pm
by Kishan Shah 2G
The Cl atoms don't directly attach to the DNA. The Cl atoms are replaced by nitrogen atoms when the cisplatin binds to guanine on the DNA. This is now going into too much depth. Just know its general function.

Re: cisplatin

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:01 pm
by Sara Richmond 2K
I have heard on past chem finals, students have had to draw cisplatin. So maybe be familiar with the chemical formula and shape.