Asian Journal of Physics  Vol. 31 No 2, 2022, 315-340

Raman spectroscopy in multidisciplinary approaches applied to drug design
Maria Paula M Marques


This paper addresses the applications of Raman spectroscopy to the development of novel metal-based anticancer drugs, within the research activity carried out in the last few years at the Molecular Physical-Chemistry R&D Unit of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Raman spectroscopy, coupled to other complementary techniques such as infrared and inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopies, was used to characterize novel metallo drugs and to probe their interaction with key biomolecules and their impact on cellular metabolism and intracellular water (pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles). Platinum and palladium complexes with poly amines were investigated, comprising more than one metal center and displaying a non-conventional inter play with DNA. New drug targets were explored, aiming at a multitarget approach with a view to improve chemotherapeutic outcome. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy (INS), Quasi-elastic neutron scattering spectroscopy (QENS), Anticancer drugs, Human cancer cells.

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