Biochemical pharmacology of high dose 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine in childhood acute leukemia.


The pharmacodynamic parameters of 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (ara-C) in patient plasma and its active anabolite 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine-5-triphosphate (ara-CTP) in circulating and bone marrow blast cells were studied in 20 pediatric patients with acute leukemia. ara-C (3 g/m2) was administered as a short-term infusion over 3 h every 12 h… (More)


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