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Abstract Title:

A Combination ofExtracts and Gold Complex Favors Apoptosis of Caco-2 Cells by Increasing Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial Dysfunction.

Abstract Source:

Antioxidants (Basel). 2019 Dec 24 ;9(1). Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID: 31878141

Abstract Author(s):

Inés Mármol, Nerea Jiménez-Moreno, Carmen Ancín-Azpilicueta, Jesús Osada, Elena Cerrada, María Jesús Rodríguez-Yoldi

Article Affiliation:

Inés Mármol


Given the alarming increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) worldwide, novel therapies are urgently needed. Plant-derived extracts have gained considerable interest in the last years due to their strong anticancer effect mediated by their unique bioactive compounds. Specifically, rosehips fromhave been successfully tested against several cancer models, including colon cancer. Moreover, gold derivatives are a promising alternative to the current platinum-based drugs commonly used in CRC chemotherapy due to their lack of affinity for DNA. Herein we have investigated the antitumor potential of a drug combination made of acidic polyphenols extracted fromand the gold complex (Au(C≡C-2-NCH) (PTA)) in Caco-2 cell line as a model of CRC. The combination triggered strong apoptosis mediated by a blockage of the autophagic flux, which might be a consequence of a reactive oxygen species (ROS) increase and mitochondrial dysfunctionality. Our results suggest that the clinical application of plant polyphenols might enhance the anticancer effect of metallodrugs and reduce drug exposure time and therefore its side effects.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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