Degradation of C14-Labeled Thymidine and its Halogenated Analogues in Man

  • Joseph P. Kriss
  • Richard K. Shaw
  • Nikki Ann Edmunds


The incorporation into DNA of mammalian cells in vitro of the halogenated thymidine analogues 5-bromo-, 5-iodo-, and 5-chlorodeoxyuridine (BUdR, IUdR, and CUdR) has been demonstrated in a number of laboratories, and many of the conditions promoting such incorporation have been defined. Such incorporation, when quantitatively adequate, renders the cells hypersensitive to X-irradiation [1]. While these compounds may also be incorporated into DNA in vivo [2,3,4] quantitative substitution for DNA thymidine is greatly limited under these conditions because of the rapid phosphorolytic cleavage of the analogues [5,6]. To study the possibility of achieving a therapeutically useful degree of radiosensitization in man, it is important to be able to measure conveniently the amounts of the analogues incorporated under various conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph P. Kriss
    • 1
  • Richard K. Shaw
    • 1
  • Nikki Ann Edmunds
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and RadiologyStanford University School of MedicinePalo AltoUSA

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