[High-dose leucovorin and 5-FU].

  • T. Sasaki
  • Published 1992 in Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy

Abstract

Leucovorin (LV), given intravenously the orally becomes 5, 10-methylene tetrahydrofolate in both cancer and normal cells. FdUMP which is an active metabolite of 5-FU binds tightly to thymidylate synthase in the presence of the cofactor 5, 10-methylene tetrahydrofolate. This interaction leads to potentiate the cytotoxic effect of 5-FU by prolonged inhibition… (More)

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