Recent laboratory and clinical studies have utilized selenium in the form of pure seleno-L-methionine (SeMet) in combination with DNA-damaging cancer chemotherapy drugs. In mice, the selenium protected bone marrow and other tissues from dose-limiting toxicity. In fact, because of the protection from dose-limiting toxicity, a doubling or even tripling of the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) was enabled. Previously we showed that SeMet protects bone marrow by a DNA repair mechanism that requires the XPC DNA repair protein. XPC is rate-limiting and is required for repair of cisplatin or carboplatin adducts. Herein we used a mouse strain that carries a lambda phage reporter gene in the genome that serves as a mutagenesis target. SeMet protects from carboplatin mutagenesis in mouse bone marrow. Methylseleninic acid (MSA), a metabolite of SeMet, also protected against mutagenesis in mouse bone marrow.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2010|
- DNA repair
- Nucleotide excision repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research