Action of designed enediynes: 2nd of 4 molecular graphics showing showing the targetting & cleavage of DNA by a synthetic enediyne (at top). A number of these compounds have been designed by K.C. Nicolaou & colleagues at the Scripps Research Institute, California, to mimic the selective anticancer properties of more complex naturally- occurring relatives. The enediynes are designed with functional groups that target the DNA & trigger a series of reactions that results in its breakage. The DNA model was produced by J.Macke for a video by M.Pique entitled ENEDIYNES: CHEMICAL WARFARE AGAINST CANCER.
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