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Abstract Title:

Glucosinolate-Degradation Products as Co-Adjuvant Therapy on Prostate Cancer in Vitro.

Abstract Source:

Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Oct 9 ;20(20). Epub 2019 Oct 9. PMID: 31600887

Abstract Author(s):

María Jesús Núñez-Iglesias, Silvia Novío, Carlota García, Elena Pérez-Muñuzuri, Pilar Soengas, Elena Cartea, Pablo Velasco, Manuel Freire-Garabal

Article Affiliation:

María Jesús Núñez-Iglesias


Glucosinolate-degradation products (GS-degradation products) are believed to be responsible for the anticancer effects of cruciferous vegetables. Furthermore, they could improve the efficacy and reduce side-effects of chemotherapy. The aim of the present study was to determine the cytotoxic effects of GS-degradation products on androgen-insensitive human prostate cancer (AIPC) PC-3 and DU 145 cells and investigate their ability to sensitize such cells to chemotherapeutic drug Docetaxel (DOCE). Cells were cultured under growing concentrations of allyl-isothiocyanate (AITC), sulforaphane (SFN), 4-pentenyl-isothiocyanate (4PI), iberin (IB), indole-3-carbinol (I3C), or phenethyl-isothiocyanate (PEITC) in absence or presence of DOCE. The anti-tumor effects of these compounds were analyzed using the trypan blue exclusion, apoptosis, invasion and RT-qPCR assays and confocal microscopy. We observed that AITC, SFN, IB, and/or PEITC induced a dose- and time-dependent cytotoxic effect on PC-3 and DU 145 cells, which was mediated, at least, by apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. Likewise, we showed that these GS-degradation products sensitized both cell lines to DOCE by synergic mechanisms. Taken together, our results indicate that GS-degradation products can be promising compounds as co-adjuvant therapy in prostate cancer.

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