In vivo 31P MRS in new antineoplastic agents evaluation on experimental tumor models.
Two new antineoplastic agents, a nitrosourea and a DNA-bis-intercalator have been studied in vivo by 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy on a rat glioma and Walker carcinoma. On rat glioma, spectra are modified when the tumor is treated by the nitrosourea, showing the depletion of high-energy phosphates. On Walker carcinoma both drugs delay the tumor evolution to necrosis, showing important levels of high-energy phosphates on NMR spectra. There appears to be a great dependence upon energy metabolism during chemotherapy, depending on the nature and physiology of the observed tumor.更多