Evasion of apoptosis is one of the six initially proposed hallmarks of cancer, and as such, a method to detect apoptosis in a tumour would be of considerable interest in both clinical trials of new cancer therapeutics, as well as for routine patient management. Activation of caspase-3/7 is a key biomarker of cellular apoptosis. Herein we describe the design, synthesis and initial characterisation of the first pyrimidoindolone compound for detection of caspase-3/7 activation using positron emission tomography.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry