A quinoxaline 1,4-di-N-oxide derivative induces DNA oxidative damage not attenuated by vitamin C and E treatment.


Some anticancer compounds are pro-drugs which give rise to toxic species through enzymatic reduction. The quinoxaline-di-N-oxide derivative Q-85 HCl (7-chloro-3-[[(N,N-dimethylamino)propyl]amino]-2-quinoxalinecarbonitrile 1,4-di-N-oxide hydrochloride) is a bioreductive compound selectively toxic in hypoxia. Due to the possibility of secondary tumors the… (More)