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Indeed, this is being evaluated in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma receiving FUraleucovorin using the nucleoside transport inhibitor dipyridamole . However, data are too preliminary at present to ascertain the efficacy of this approach. A second approach is that based upon observations by Scanlon and colleagues , who suggested that cis-dichlorodiamminoplatinum II (cis-DDP) 37 inhibited methionine uptake into cells. It was proposed that, in response to decreased methionine levels, cells increased both methionine biosynthesis and the pools of reduced folate cofactors.