Interaction of mammalian O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferases with O(6)-benzylguanine.


Human O(6)-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (hAGT) activity is a major factor in providing resistance to cancer chemotherapeutic alkylating agents. Inactivation of hAGT by O(6)-benzylguanine (BG) is a promising strategy for overcoming this resistance. Previous studies, which have focused on the region encompassed by residues Pro138 to Gly173, have… (More)