Cross-resistance between cisplatin and antimony in a human ovarian carcinoma cell line.

The metal compound cisplatin (DDP) is a widely used anticancer agent but naturally occurring and acquired resistance to DDP limits its effectiveness. Resistance is associated with a decreased accumulation of DDP and increased levels of glutathione and metallothioneins. Such changes also serve as protective and detoxification mechanisms for other metal salts… CONTINUE READING