The structure of polyamine analogues determines haemoglobin production and cytotoxicity in murine erythroleukaemia cells.

The naturally occurring polyamine spermine induces haemoglobin synthesis in murine erythroleukaemia (MEL) cells. We have studied the ability of various polyamine analogues to inhibit cell growth and induce haemoglobin production. Polyamine analogues with free terminal amino groups were good inducers of haemoglobin production in MEL cells. Haemoglobin levels… CONTINUE READING