Cellular accumulation determines the activity of three novel tricyclic platinum agents.

BACKGROUND Cisplatin (CDDP) is a very useful chemotherapeutic agent, but cellular resistance limits its efficacy in malignant glioma. In order to analyze and overcome this resistance, we synthesized three novel platinum compounds; aminoplatin, methylplatin and oxiplatin, using tricyclic DNA intercalating molecules as models. MATERIALS AND METHODS The… CONTINUE READING