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Depletion of cellular glutathione by N,N'-bis(trans-4-hydroxycyclohexyl)-N'-nitrosourea as a determinant of sensitivity of K562 human leukemia cells to 4-hydroperoxycyclophosphamide.

@article{Chresta1990DepletionOC,
  title={Depletion of cellular glutathione by N,N'-bis(trans-4-hydroxycyclohexyl)-N'-nitrosourea as a determinant of sensitivity of K562 human leukemia cells to 4-hydroperoxycyclophosphamide.},
  author={Christine M. Chresta and Timothy Crook and Robert Leon Souhami},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={1990},
  volume={50 13},
  pages={
          4067-71
        }
}
N,N'-Bis(trans-4-hydroxycyclohexyl)-N'-nitrosourea (BHCNU) is a nitrosourea which has carbamoylating but not alkylating activity. It has been shown to carbamoylate and inactivate glutathione reductase thereby reducing the intracellular levels of glutathione (GSH). Since GSH depletion by buthionine-S,R-sulfoximine potentiates the cytotoxicity of cyclophosphamide, with a corresponding increase in DNA cross-linking, we have investigated the potential interaction between BHCNU and cyclophosphamide… 
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