Demethylation demystification

Lauren Suarez, Steven D. Gore

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The ability of theDNAmethyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) to induce terminal differentiation in fibroblasts was first noted by Taylor and Jones in 19791; Silverman and Holland reported hematologic improvement in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 1993.2 That azacitidine improves survival in patients with high-riskMDSand acute myeloid leukemia withMDSfeatures compared with a combined comparator group of supportive care, low-dose cytarabine, and intensive cytarabine plus anthracycline, while inducing trilineage normalization in approximately 15% of patients3 makes the development of more potent, more specific drugs that behave like azacitidine imperative. The question is, how do the azanucleosides behave?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1488-1489
Number of pages2
Issue number9
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology


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