A tyrosine protein kinase inhibitor, erbstatin, showed no antineoplastic effect on L-1210 mouse leukemia when it was injected alone. Erbstatin was found to be inactivated by incubation in serum, but not in dialyzed serum. It was also inactivated in reconstituted serum containing dialyzed serum components and ferric or ferrous ion. Because erbstatin was considered to be inactivated by the ferric or ferrous ion in serum, foroxymithine, which is a potent chelator for the ferric ion, was given to the mice together with erbstatin. Administration of both erbstatin and foroxymithine showed antineoplastic activity against L-1210 leukemia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1987 Jan 1|
- Antitumor activity
- L-1210 leukemia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research