Ascorbate-enhanced Cytotoxicity of misonidazole

  title={Ascorbate-enhanced Cytotoxicity of misonidazole},
  author={Philip David Josephy and Branko Palcic and Lloyd D Skarsgard},
MISONIDAZOLE, an electron-affinic, nitroheterocyclic compound (1-(2-nitro-1-imidazole)-3 methoxy-2-propanol, Ro-07-0582) is undergoing preliminary clinical trials, which are exploring its capacity to sensitise hypoxic tumour cells to ionising radiation damage1–4. The drug also possesses a substantial cytotoxic effect, independent of radiation, which is selectively expressed in hypoxic cells5,6. Both of these properties may contribute to the potential value of this agent as an adjunct to… CONTINUE READING

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