Reductive metabolism of diaziquone (AZQ) in the S9 fraction of MCF-7 cells. II. Enhancement of the alkylating activity of AZQ by NAD(P)H: quinone-acceptor oxidoreductase (DT-diaphorase).

@article{Fisher1992ReductiveMO,
  title={Reductive metabolism of diaziquone (AZQ) in the S9 fraction of MCF-7 cells. II. Enhancement of the alkylating activity of AZQ by NAD(P)H: quinone-acceptor oxidoreductase (DT-diaphorase).},
  author={Glen R Fisher and Jose Donis and Peter L. Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={1992},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={1625-35}
}
The alkylating activity of reduced diaziquone was studied by the nitrobenzylpyridine (NBP) assay and was compared to those of the parent compound and aziridine-containing N,N',N"-triethylenethiophosphoramide (Thio-TEPA). Diaziquone (AZQ) was reduced enzymatically by 2e- using S9 cell fraction from MCF-7 cells which is rich in NAA(P)H:quinone-acceptor oxidoreductase (DT-diaphorase) (QAO) activity. One electron enzymatic reduction was performed with NADPH-cytochrome c reductase. The alkylating… CONTINUE READING