Emad Y Moawad*
Researcher Graduated from Ain Shams University, Department of Engineering, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Emad Y Moawad, Researcher Graduated from Ain Shams University, Department of Engineering, Alhegaz Street, Alnozha, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: June 06, 2017; Published: September 07, 2017
Citation: Emad Y Moawad. “Effect of DNA Methyltransferase Resistance to Temozolomide in Gliomas or Brain Metastases of Melanoma”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 1.2 (2018).
The aim of this study is to investigate the resistance of DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) in gliomas or brain metastases of melanoma to Temozolomide (TMZ) therapy. The in-vivo effects of standard, metronomic and dose-dense TMZ regimens in animal models were monitored to identify efficacy of those regimens with respect to suppression of MGMT-resistance in tumor cells. MGMT-resis tance is dependent mainly on the TMZ dose/day of the applied regimen, observed when applying standard regimens of 2.45 mg/kg bw/day for 5 days every 28 days and maximized by increasing dose/day to 6.74 mg/kg bw/day for 5 days every 28 days. Afterwards, MGMT-resistance decreased gradually until being suppressed by increasing the received dose/day in standard regimen to 8.88 mg/kg bw/day for 5 days every 28 days. Standard regimen of dose less than 4.37 mg/kg bw/day for 5 days every 28 days is more efficient than the metronomic one of dose/day less than 0.78 mg/kg bw/day for 28 days in early stages of primary tumors.
While the metronomic regimen of dose/day lies between 0.78 and 1.6 mg/kg bw/day for 28 days is more efficient than the standard one of administered dose lies between 4.37 and 8.96 mg/kg bw/day for 5 days every 28 days in the moderate stages of recurrent tumors of higher MGMT-resistance. Dose-dense regimens with standard schedule of dose/day higher than 8.96 mg/kg/bw/day for 5 days every 28 days or metronomic schedule of dose/day higher than 1.6 mg/kg bw/day for 28 days suppress MGMT-mediated resistance in advanced stages of high-grade tumors by depleting MGMT in tumor cells.
Keywords: Temozolomide; O6-Methylguanine-DNA Methyltransferase; Gliomas; Brain Metastases of Melanoma
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