To elucidate the sensitivity of adenocarcinoma of the lung to cisplatin and irinotecan, intracellular glutathione (GSH) and glutathione S-transferase (GST)-π concentrations and topoisomerase (topo) I activity were investigated using six adenocarcinoma cell lines. The antiproliferative activity was determined by MTT assay in terms of inhibition concentration (IC50) values. The IC50 values to cisplatin were not correlated with the amounts of intracellular GSH or GST-π, but with intracellular accumulation of platinum (r=-0.91, p=0.013). IC50 values to SN-38 were correlated with topo I activity determined by relaxation assay of pBR322 (r=-0.83, p=0.040). These results suggest that platinum accumulation and topo I activity have definite impacts on the sensitivity of lung adenocarcinoma to cisplatin and irinotecan, respectively.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
- Drug sensitivity
- Lung neoplasms
- Topoisomerase I
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)