Human monocytoid leukemia cells are highly sensitive to apoptosis induced by 2'-deoxycoformycin and 2'-deoxyadenosine: association with dATP-dependent activation of caspase-3.

@article{Niitsu1998HumanML,
  title={Human monocytoid leukemia cells are highly sensitive to apoptosis induced by 2'-deoxycoformycin and 2'-deoxyadenosine: association with dATP-dependent activation of caspase-3.},
  author={Nozomi Niitsu and Yuko Yamaguchi and Makoto Umeda and Yoshio Honma},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1998},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={3368-75}
}
The adenosine deaminase (ADA) inhibitor 2'-deoxycoformycin (dCF) significantly inhibits the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cell lines. When cells were incubated in the presence of both dCF and 2'-deoxyadenosine (dAd), the concentration of dCF required to induce apoptosis of monocytoid leukemia cells was much lower than that required for myeloid, erythroid, or lymphoma cell lines. Among the cell lines tested, U937 cells were the most sensitive to this treatment. The concentration of dCF… CONTINUE READING