A novel mitochondria-targeting carrier QCy7HA was developed. QCy7HA transported the covalently attached doxorubicin (DOX) to mitochondria specifically. The conjugate limited the effects of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) efflux pumps of multidrug-resistant cells on DOX, indicating that diverting drugs to mitochondria is a potential promising method for treatment of drug-resistant cancers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry