PMID: 7050044Mar 1, 1982

Reduction of nitroimidazoles in model chemical and biological systems

International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
P WardmanM E Watts


Some chemical and biological properties of intermediates obtained during reduction of nitroimidazoles are discussed. These include: rate data for the decay of the nitro radical-anion, stoichiometry and absorption spectra for reduction via the radical-anion or using dithionite, stoichiometry with other reducing agents, and rate of reduction by xanthine/xanthine oxidase. Increased radiosensitization by misonidazole is seen upon prolonged pre-irradiation incubation using E. coli, enabling demonstration that a freely-diffusable metabolite is responsible for this effect. Preliminary experiments designed to extend studies of the radiobiological properties of extracellularly-added metabolites to mammalian cells and the use of liver perfusion to generate metabolites are described.


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