The oxidation state of tissues influences their response to cancer therapy. We have devised a novel approach to the measurement of thiol redox which is based on the relative nuclear magnetic resonance signal intensity from carbon-13 adjacent to sulfur in metabolites of the redox-sensitive phosphorothioate drug, S-2-(3-methylaminopropylamino)ethylphosphorothioic acid (WR3689). Incubation of WR3689 metabolites under oxidizing conditions results in quantifiable changes in the 13 C nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum stoichiometrically related to the degree of oxidation in mouse liver homogenate in vitro. Drug oxidation is competitive with the oxidation of tissue-derived thiol groups under these conditions. Noninvasive measurement of redox state may assist in designing more effective strategies for altering normal and malignant tissue response to cancer therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research