JM216-, JM118-, and cisplatin-induced cytotoxicity in relation to platinum-DNA adduct formation, glutathione levels and p53 status in human tumour cell lines with different sensitivities to cisplatin

E Fokkema, HJM Groen, MN Helder, EGE de Vries, C Meijer*

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to establish anti-tumour potency of the new oral platinum drug JM216 and its metabolite JM118 in relation to the platinum (Pt)-DNA adduct formation, glutathione (GSH)-levels, and p53 status in human cancer cell lines with different sensitivities to cisplatin (CDDP). These parameters were studied in the CDDP sensitive human germ cell cancer cell line Tera and the small-cell lung cancer cell line GLC(4) and their sublines with in vitro acquired CDDP resistance, Tera-CP and GLC(4)-CDDP, in a human ovarian cancer cell line transfected with mutant p53 (A2780/mt273) and with an empty vector as control (A2780/cmv), and in the intrinsic CDDP resistant human non-small-cell lung cancer cell line SW1573/S1 and colon carcinoma cell line Caco-2. Cytotoxicity was tested with the microculture tetrazolium (MTT)-assay. Pt-DNA adduct levels were assessed immunocytochemically. Quantitative analysis was performed by double fluorescence video microscopy. Results were correlated with GSH levels and p53 status of the cell lines. This study showed that both JM216 and JM118 can partially circumvent intrinsic and acquired resistance to CDDP. Drug-induced cytotoxicity only correlated negatively with GSH levels for JM216 and CDDP in the tested unselected cell lines. At equimolar basis, JM216 induced lower levels of Pt-DNA adducts in the various cell lines than JM118 and CDDP, whereas the JM118-induced amount and pattern of Pt-DNA adducts was comparable to CDDP. No difference in initial Pt-DNA adducts levels was observed between cell lines sensitive, acquired or intrinsic resistant to CDDP suggesting a Pt-resistance mechanism based on tolerance or increased repair, rather than decreased initial Pt-DNA adduct formation. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberPII S0006-2952(02)00983-8
Pages (from-to)1989-1996
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical Pharmacology
Volume63
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jun-2002

Keywords

  • JM216
  • JM118
  • cisplatin
  • Pt-DNA adducts
  • glutathione
  • p53
  • DICHLORO-CYCLOHEXYLAMINE PLATINUM(IV)
  • DRUG JM216
  • ACQUIRED-RESISTANCE
  • MULTIDRUG-RESISTANCE
  • IN-VITRO
  • PHASE-I
  • CANCER
  • MECHANISMS
  • REPAIR
  • AGENTS

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