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Binding-Induced, Turn-On Fluorescence Of The Egfr/Erbb Kinase Inhibitor, Lapatinib, James N. Wilson Mar 2015

Binding-Induced, Turn-On Fluorescence Of The Egfr/Erbb Kinase Inhibitor, Lapatinib, James N. Wilson

James N Wilson

We report the photophysical properties, binding-induced turn-on emission, and fluorescence imaging of the cellular uptake and distribution of lapatinib, an EGFR/ERBB inhibitor. Lapatinib, a type II, i.e. inactive state, inhibitor that targets the ATP binding pocket of the EGFR family of receptor tyrosine kinases. DFT calculations predict that the 6-furanylquinazoline core of lapatinib should exhibit an excited state with charge transfer character and an S0 to S1 transition energy of 3.4 eV. Absorption confirms an optical tran- sition in the near UV to violet, while fluorescence spectroscopy shows that photoemission is highly sensi- tive to solvent polarity ...