Naoko Mikamo

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BACKGROUND Hypoxia represents an important tumor-specific target for cancer therapy. We have reported that hypoxic cytotoxins, such as TX-1102, tirapazamine (TPZ) and TX-402, selectively induced tumor cells to p53-independent apoptosis under hypoxic conditions and inhibited angiogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We investigated the effects of the(More)
For cancer therapy, hypoxia represents an important tumor specific target. Therefore we designed and synthesized antiangiogenic hypoxic cytotoxins as 'hypoxia modifiers'. They can be activated bioreductively in hypoxic cells to kill the oxygen-deficient tumor cells selectively and prevent their re-growth. The aromatic heterocycle di-N-oxides, tirapazamine(More)
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