Characterization of illudin S sensitivity in DNA repair-deficient Chinese hamster cells. Unusually high sensitivity of ERCC2 and ERCC3 DNA helicase-deficient mutants in comparison to other chemotherapeutic agents.

@article{Kelner1994CharacterizationOI,
  title={Characterization of illudin S sensitivity in DNA repair-deficient Chinese hamster cells. Unusually high sensitivity of ERCC2 and ERCC3 DNA helicase-deficient mutants in comparison to other chemotherapeutic agents.},
  author={Michael J. Kelner and Trevor C. McMorris and Leita A. Estes and Mary W Rutherford and Margarita Montoya and Joel W. Goldstein and Kyra M. Samson and R J Starr and Raymond M Taetle},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={403-9}
}
Illudins, novel natural products with a structure unrelated to any other known chemical, display potent in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer activity against even multi-drug resistant tumors, and are metabolically activated to an unstable intermediate that binds to DNA. The DNA damage produced by illudins, however, appears to differ from that of other known DNA… CONTINUE READING