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We present experimental data which establish the organometallic compounds vanadocene dichloride (VDC) and vanadocene acetylacetonate (VDacac) as potent anti-proliferative agents. We first examined the effects of VDC and VDacac on the rapid embryonic cell division and development of Zebrafish. Both compounds were capable of causing cell division block at the(More)
The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) imparts disease-defining properties to epithelial cells in cancer and organ fibrosis. Prior studies identify EMT control points at the level of transcription and translation, and indicate that activation of translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) is involved in the mechanisms coordinating these two levels of(More)
The structure of [V(eta5-C5H5)2(CH3C(O)CHC(O)CH3)](O3SCF3) (1) (=[VCp2(acac)](O3SCF3)), a dual-function anti-cancer agent with anti-angiogenic and anti-mitotic properties, was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The geometry is well described as a pseudo-tetrahedral like structure with the centroids of the cyclopentadienyl rings and the two(More)
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