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Wnt signaling is one of the core signaling pathways of cancer stem cells (CSCs). It is re-activated in CSCs and plays essential role in the survival, self-renewal and proliferation of these cells. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the cytotoxic effects of palladium(II) complex which is formulated as [PdCl(terpy)](sac)2H2O and its combination with niclosamide(More)
Metal-based compounds represent promising anticancer therapeutic agents. In this study, the mechanism of action of a novel metal-based drug, a palladium(II) (Pd) complex ([PdCl(terpy)](sac)·2H2O, terpy=2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and sac=saccharinate), was elucidated. The tested compound induced cytotoxicity in nine different human cancer cell lines that(More)
The outcome in patients with breast cancer is not satisfactory to date, although new chemotherapy regimens have been introduced in clinics. Therefore, novel approaches are required for better management of patients with breast cancer. In this study, we tested the cytotoxic activity of a new combination of fenretinide, a synthetic retinoid, with(More)
The outcome for patients with advanced metastatic and recurrent prostate cancer is still poor. Therefore, new chemotherapeutics are required, especially for killing cancer stem cells that are thought to be responsible for disease recurrence. In this study, we screened the effect of a novel palladium-based anticancer agent (Pd complex) against six different(More)
Successful management of metastatic breast cancer still needs better chemotherapeutic approaches. The combination of fenretinide (4-HPR), a synthetic retinoid inducing apoptosis by ROS generation, and TRAIL, a cell death ligand inducing caspase-dependent apoptosis, might result in more powerful cytotoxic activity. We therefore investigated the cytotoxic(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of triple negative breast cancer is still poor and requires improvement with better therapy options. Autophagy has recently been shown to play a role in anticancer drug resistance. Therefore, we investigated if the effectiveness of doxorubicin was augmented by the inhibition of autophagy. METHODS MDA-MB-231 was used as a model cell(More)
Breast cancer still continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women worldwide. Although advances have been made in the treatment of this disease during the past decade, new approaches and novel compounds are urgently needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of trans-[PtCl2(2-hepy)2](More)
BACKGROUND To overcome the hurdles of cisplatin, majorly its toxicity and resistance, there has been extensive search for alternative anti-cancer metal-based compounds. Here, three Cu(II)-complexes, Cu(Sal-Gly)(phen), Cu(Sal-Gly)(pheamine), Cu(Sal-Gly)(phepoxy) are characterized for their interaction with DNA, cytotoxicity and mechanism of action. METHODS(More)
The primary aim of this study was to compare measurement of apoptosis by M30 immunoreactivity (a biomarker for apoptosis) to other apoptosis assays (morphological assessment of nuclei, Annexin-V-FITC staining, DNA fragmentation and PARP cleavage) in vitro. Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin 18 (M30, ccK18) is only produced in epithelial cells and is regarded as a(More)