Vol. 27 (Suppl 2) 2006 Neuro endocrinology letters

Cytochromes P450 reconstituted with NADPH: P450 reductase mimic the activating and detoxicating metabolism of the anticancer drug ellipticine in microsomes.

OBJECTIVES: Ellipticine is a potent antineoplastic agent exhibiting multiple action mechanisms. Recently, we found that after cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated oxidation ellipticine forms covalent DNA adducts. Ellipticine oxidation by isolated CYP and its binding to DNA is the target of this study.

METHODS: High per.....