Like many intercalative antitumor drugs, the nonintercalative antitumor drug epipodophyllotoxin VM-26 (teniposide) induces topoisomerase II-linked DNA breaks as revealed by cell lysis with a strong protein denaturant such as sodium dodecyl sulfate or alkali. We show that the majority of topoisomerase II-linked DNA breaks reflect the formation of reversible topoisomerase II-DNA cleavable complexes in drug-treated cells by demonstrating the reversibility of this unusual type of DNA damage at elevated temperatures (e.g. 65°C).
|頁（從 - 到）||9713-9715|
|期刊||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 1989|
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