Journal article

Inherent sensitivity of cultured human embryonal carcinoma cells to adducts of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) on DNA.

MF Pera, F Friedlos, J Mills, JJ Roberts

Cancer Res | Published : 1987

Abstract

Clinical and experimental data indicate that human embryonal carcinoma cells are unusually sensitive to the antitumor drug cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (cisplatin), but the basis of this sensitivity is unknown. Using colony formation assays we measured survival of cultured human embryonal carcinoma cells following cisplatin treatment and related survival to the amount of platinum bound to DNA, determined by isolation of cellular DNA and flameless atomic absorption spectrometry, over a range of drug doses. Similar measurements were carried out on F9 mouse embryonal carcinoma cells and on a fibroblast cell strain from a patient with the genetic disease Fanconi's anemia, a syndrome associat..

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