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MMPT, a thiazolidin compound, was identified in our laboratory as a novel antineoplastic agent with a broad spectrum of antitumor activity against many human cancer cells. However, the related mechanism has yet not been revealed. In this study, we investigated the cellular and molecular events underlying the antitumous function of this compound in human(More)
Tetrazolium violet (TV), a tetrazolium salt, has been applied in several fields, including estimating respiration rate, as a redox indicator of microbial growth, and for estimating the number of viable animal cells. It has recently been found that TV is capable of inducing apoptosis in rat glioblastoma cells by way of an elusive mechanism. In this study, we(More)
Cancer seriously threatens the health of humans. The mechanism underlying the carcinogenesis, however, is unclear. Among all the related hypotheses, the lately postulated 'cell brain' theory, challenging the conventional theory that gene abnormalities are the major players in carcinogenesis, is catching more and more attentions. According to this theory,(More)
Tetrazolium violet is a tetrazolium salt and has been proposed as an antitumor agent. In this study, we reported for the first time that tetrazolium violet not only inhibited human lung cancer A549 cell proliferation but also induced apoptosis and blocked cell cycle progression in the G1 phase. The results showed that tetrazolium violet significantly(More)
Tetrazolium violet (TV), a tetrazolium salt, was synthesized as a novel and potent anticancer agent with a broad spectrum of anticancer activity against many cancer cells. A previous study showed that tetrazolium violet inhibited cell growth, and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in C6 Rat glioma cells. It also showed that treatment of cells with TV(More)
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