SGI-110 is a dinucleotide of decitabine (DAC) and deoxyguanosine designed to be more stable than decitabine to deamination by cytidine deaminase, thus offering a promising alternative to current approved HMAs. In our preclinical experiments, SGI-110 affected the clonogenic survival of malignant cells in various cancers, induced gene-specific as well as global LINE-1 (Long Interspersed Nucleotide Element 1) DNA hypomethylation in cell lines and xenograft models.
Here, we have identified novel predictive DNA-methylation biomarker candidates using an approach based on DMH profiling data of the NCI-60 cell line (Fassbender A et al, Methods Mol Biol 2010). Cell line stratification was based on EC50 values from Colony Forming Assays and LINE-1Methylation measurements.
Both data sets were used to classify the cell lines into SGI-110 sensitive and resistant groups and then used to generate three marker candidate sets with 249 genomic marker candidate sites in total that may be used for further assessment and classification, and might serve as a first step towards a predictive test.
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2014 Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting. Identification of Novel Biomarker Candidates