Prolonged depletion of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase activity following exposure to O6-benzylguanine with or without streptozotocin enhances 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea sensitivity in vitro.

This study was undertaken to ascertain the importance of prolonged depletion of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) activity, following O6-benzylguanine (BG) and streptozotocin (STZ) exposure, in reversing 1,3 bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) resistance in vitro. We evaluated BCNU-induced cytotoxicity and measured the temporal recovery of… CONTINUE READING