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Ferry KV , Fink D , Johnson SW , Nebel S , Hamilton TC , Howell SB
Decreased cisplatin damage-dependent DNA synthesis in cellular extracts of mismatch repair deficient cells
Biochemical Pharmacology. 1999 Apr 15;57(8) :861-867
PMID: ISI:000079024800003   
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The proficiency of both nucleotide excision repair (NER) and DNA mismatch repair (MMR) influences cellular sensitivity to cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum). To gain further insight into how MMR may influence platinum drug sensitivity, the effect of loss of MMR on repair synthesis was measured in vitro by a commonly used method that relies on whole-cell extracts to drive [alpha-P-32]dATP incorporation into cisplatin-damaged plasmid DNA. Extracts evaluated include those from cells with or without functional hMLH1 (HCT116+ch2 versus HCT116+ch3, respectively) and hMSH2 (HEC59 versus HEC59+ch2, respectively). Loss of MMR in the HCT116 system was associated with a 2.8-fold reduction in cisplatin damage-specific DNA synthesis, whereas it was associated with a 3.0-fold reduction in the HEC59 system, suggesting that a decrease in the ability to repair cisplatin damaged DNA accompanies loss of MMR. An in vitro DNA excision assay that utilized a substrate containing a site-specific cisplatin adduct was performed. Using this highly NER-specific assay, no significant difference was apparent between the extracts derived from NER-proficient versus- deficient cells. These and other data lead us to suggest that the increase in apparent repair synthesis in platinum-damaged plasmids by extracts from MMR-proficient versus-deficient cellular extracts may reflect a distinct and possibly adverse DNA synthetic process rather than productive NER. BIOCHEM PHARMACOL 57;8:861-867, 1999. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.
Times Cited: 9 English Article 174FZ BIOCHEM PHARMACOL