The tetrapeptide AcSDKP reduces the sensitivity of murine CFU-MK and CFU-GM progenitors to aracytine in vitro and in vivo.

The tetrapeptide Acetyl-Ser-Asp-Lys-Pro (AcSDKP) has been described as an inhibitor of CFU-S entry into DNA synthesis; as a result, its administration can protect mice against lethal doses of cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C). In the present study, we tested the protective effect of AcSDKP on CFU-MK and CFU-GM progenitor cells in mice treated at lower doses of… CONTINUE READING