Cell death and DNA fragmentation induced by liposomal platinum(II) complex, L-NDDP in A2780 and A2780/PDD cells

I. Han, Y. H. Ling, A. R. Khokhar, R. Perez-Soler

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The effect of cisplatin and its non-cross resistant analogue, liposomal cis-bis-neodecanoato-trans-R,R-1,2-diamiconocyclohexaneplatinum(II) (L-NDDP) on inducing internucleosomal DNA fragmentation and cell death was examined in A2780 and A2780/PDD cells. In A2780 cells, both drugs were markedly effective in inducing DNA fragmentation, whereas in A2780/PDD cells, only L-NDDP produced significant DNA fragmentation, in good correlation with the observed cytotoxicity. The endonuclease inhibitor (ATA) prevented the DNA fragmentation caused by high (30-60 μM) or low (3-10 μM) concentrations of each drug in A2780 cells. In contrast, the protein synthesis inhibitor (CHX) displayed only a significant inhibitory effect on the DNA fragmentation caused by low concentrations at 48 h post-treatment. These results indicate that there are at least two different pathways leading to both drugs induced-cell death depending on drug concentrations in this cell line.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number2 A
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • DNA fragmentation
  • Lipophilic platinum complex
  • Liposome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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