Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 13th, 2003
"Indolequinones such as mitomycin C (MMC) require enzymatic bioreduction to yield cytotoxic moieties. An attractive approach to overcome the potential variability in reductive bioactivation between tumors is to exploit specific enzyme-bioreductive drug combinations in an enzyme-directed gene therapy (GDEPT) approach. To this end, human breast cancer cell lines (T47D, MDA468, and MDA231) that overexpress either DT-diaphorase (DTD) or NADPH:cytochrome P450 reductase (P450R) have been developed," investigators in England report.
"Cytotoxicity of MMC was evaluated in the panel of cell...
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