Production of protein-associated DNA breaks by 10-[diethylaminopropylamino]-6-methyl-5H-pyrido[3',4':4,5]pyrrolo [2,3-g]isoquinoline in cultured L1210 cells and in isolated nuclei: comparison with other topoisomerase II inhibitors.

@article{Pierson1988ProductionOP,
  title={Production of protein-associated DNA breaks by 10-[diethylaminopropylamino]-6-methyl-5H-pyrido[3',4':4,5]pyrrolo [2,3-g]isoquinoline in cultured L1210 cells and in isolated nuclei: comparison with other topoisomerase II inhibitors.},
  author={V Pierson and Alain Pierre and Yves Pommier and Philippe Gros},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={1988},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1404-9}
}
10-[3-Diethylaminopropylamino]-6-methyl-5H-pyrido[3',4':4,5] pyrrolo[2,3-g]isoquinoline (PZE) is an ellipticine derivative currently in clinical trials. PZE has been postulated to produce cellular DNA lesions by an uncommon mechanism. PZE-induced DNA damage was further investigated in L1210 cells in culture. PZE was highly cytotoxic for these cells (90% inhibitory concentration = 3.1 microM). The effects of PZE on cellular DNA were studied first by alkaline sucrose sedimentation, in comparison… CONTINUE READING