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A deoxy 11-mer oligonucleotide 5'-GTTAGGGTTAG-3', complementary to a repeat sequence of human telomerase RNA template has been linked through phosphate and a C-2 linker to a bioactive tetraglycine conjugate of curcumin, a well-known antitumor herbal spice component of turmeric. This molecule has been transfected into KB and HeLa cell lines and found to affect cell growth in the former. This DNA-curcumin-tetraglycine acts as a prodrug being targeted by antisense mechanism to telomerase.
Address (URL): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16950563