Bettina M. Kaminski

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The objective of this study was to investigate, whether the plant-derived isothiocyanate Sulforaphane (SFN) enhances the antitumor activities of the chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin (Ox) in a cell culture model of colorectal cancer. Caco-2 cells were cultured under standard conditions and treated with increasing concentrations of SFN [1-20 μM] and/or Ox(More)
Even though conventional cancer therapies, comprising surgery and chemo- and radiotherapy, play an important role in the treatment of most solid tumours, successful therapeutic outcome is often limited due to high toxicity and related side-effects, as well as the development of multi-drug resistances. Therefore, there is need for new therapeutic strategies(More)
SCOPE The objective of this study was to elucidate molecular mechanisms behind the antitumor activities of the isothiocyanate sulforaphane (SFN) in colorectal cancer cells. METHODS AND RESULTS Cell growth was determined by BrdU incorporation and crystal violet staining. Protein levels were examined by Western blot analysis. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC)(More)
Despite being a mainstay of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapy, glucocorticoids (GCs) still carry significant risks with respect to unwanted side effects. Alternative drugs with a more favorable risk/benefit ratio than common GCs are thus highly desirable for the management of IBD. New and supposedly selective glucocorticoid receptor (GR) agonists(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate, whether the naturally occurring polyphenol resveratrol (Res) enhances the anti-tumor activities of the chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin (Ox) in a cell culture model of colorectal cancer, also with regard to a possible inflammatory response and cytotoxic side-effects. Res and Ox in combination synergistically(More)
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