Immunocytochemical analysis of cisplatin-induced platinum-DNA adducts with double-fluorescence video microscopy


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To detect low-level DNA platination, a sensitive immunocyto- and histochemical technique was developed using a polyclonal antibody. The antibody GPt, derived after immunization of rabbits with highly platinated DNA and purified with affinity chromatography, detected the main platinum (Pt)-containing intrastrand and interstrand adducts. Double-fluorescence microscopy image analysis was used to quantify Pt-DNA adducts with Hoechst 33258 fluorescence to locate the nuclei and with fluorescein isothiocyanate fluorescence to measure the immunosignal. A two- to five-fold dose-dependent difference in the level of cisplatin (CDDP)-induced Pt-DNA adducts between a CDDP-sensitive and -resistant human tumour cell line was detected. Large differences in Pt-DNA adduct levels after in vitro CDDP incubation between human buccal cells, lymphocytes and biopsies of different tumour types were observed. Pt-DNA adduct levels were fivefold higher in human testicular tumours than in colon tumours, representing CDDP-sensitive and -resistant tumours, respectively, in the clinic. These data suggest the possibility of predictive testing by measuring Pt-DNA adduct levels. Pt-DNA adducts in patients after treatment with CDDP were shown in normal buccal cells and in imprints of fresh tumour biopsies as well as in paraffin-embedded tumour cells. The analysis of Pt-DNA adducts at a single-cell level in small samples of normal and tumour cells during and/or after treatment is feasible with GPt and will hopefully enable more selective treatment of patients.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)290-298
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftBritish Jounal of Cancer
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - aug-1997

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