Synthetically modified methoxsalen for enhanced cytotoxicity in light and dark reactions

Christophe D. Guillon, Yi Hua Jan, Natalie Foster, Joel Ressner, Diane E. Heck, Jeffrey D. Laskin, Ned D. Heindel

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Linear furocoumarins, also known as psoralens, are clinically useful photo-activated pharmaceuticals employed to address hyperproliferative skin diseases. Seven diverse cytotoxic pharmacophores have been synthetically attached to 8-methoxypsoralen via a 5-amino functionality. The resulting unique set of compounds was evaluated for dark and light toxicity against PAM212 keratinocytes in culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


  • 8-MOP
  • 8-Methoxypsoralen
  • Dark-reaction toxicity
  • Keratinocytes
  • PAM212
  • Phototoxicity

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