Organic platinum compounds are used as anti-cancer drugs.


Organic platinum compounds, especially Cisplatin, are cancer therapeutics (cytostatic drugs). The Cisplatin complex binds to DNA and crosslinks DNA strands thereby damaging and killing the fast growing cancer cells. However, Cisplatin has a number side-effects that limits its use. Very important are the nephrotoxic and the neurotoxic side-effects. Cisplatin is non-particulate and in its trans-form much less active [1].




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