Maricela Viola-Rhenals

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Copper and two molecules of diethyl dithiocarbamate [DEDTC] form the Cu[DEDTC](2) complex, which shows cytotoxicity against melanoma and carcinoma cells, making it a potentially useful anti-cancer agent. The differential response to Cu[DEDTC](2) in susceptible human SKBR3 carcinoma and C8161 melanoma cell variants of moderate and high resistance to this(More)
Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs) are of concern in environmental chemistry and toxicology. In the present work, a QSRR study was performed for 209 previously reported PAHs using quantum mechanics and other sources descriptors estimated by different approaches. The B3LYP/6-31G* level of theory was used for geometrical optimization and quantum mechanics(More)
Interactions between tumor cells and their substratum influence cancer progression by modulating cell proliferation and survival. We now investigated whether signaling responses to UV irradiation differ on adhesion-permissive or restrictive substrates. The latter conditions diminished spreading and proliferation of neo 6.3/C8161 melanoma in which metastasis(More)
Since diethyl dithiocarbamate (DEDTC) forms complexes with either zinc or copper, and 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-OHQ) also complexes with copper, we now compared the cytotoxic activity of Cu[DEDTC]2, Zn[DEDTC]2 and Cu[8-OHQ]2. This report shows that at nanomolar levels, only copper-[DEDTC]2, suppresses proliferation and clonogenicity of SKBR3 human breast(More)
Disulfiram (DSF, also called tetraethylthiuram disulphide), a disulfide derivative of N,N-diethyldithiocarbamate (DEDTC), is an antialcoholism drug that is currently being repurposed as a promising anticancer drug. DSF has been investigated in many studies, including in vitro, in vivo, preclinical and clinical. Various mechanisms have been proposed to be(More)
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