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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Fluorescein-Tagged 1-Methyl-o-carborane for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Lucas A Kuzmanic, Lauren E Zuidema, Jason A Misurelli, Kazuko Uno, Sherine F Elsawa*, Masao Takagaki* and Narayan S Hosmane*

Published: 26 October, 2018 | Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Pages: 075-081

Fluorescein was conjugated with 1-methyl-o-carborane and the resulting bioconjugate was biologically evaluated through microscopic and flow cytometric studies in pancreatic cancer and squamous cell carcinoma cell lines. The uniform distribution of this bioconjugate, as well as its moderate cytotoxicity and higher boron content relative to present boronated delivery agents sodium borocaptate (BSH) and boronophenylalanine (BPA), provide justification for its further evaluation as a potential delivery agent for BNCT.

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Boron neutron capture therapy; Carborane; Fluorescein; Bioconjugate; Theranostic


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