Zeljko P Zizak

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The present work examines the effects of beta and alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonist carvedilol, and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor captopril, on in vitro growth of tumor cell lines derived from breast tumor (MDA-MB-361), melanoma (Fem-x), cervix adenocarcinoma (HeLa) and human myelogenous leukemia (K562). Carvedilol or captopril were applied on(More)
Consumption of berries has been implicated with diverse health benefits, such as prevention of stroke, of age-related degenerative diseases and cancer. Some berry constituents have been proven to have cancer preventive actions on chemically induced tumors in vivo and cancer suppressive effects in in vitro studies. Many of these effects were attributed to(More)
The antiproliferative activity of previously synthesized (Z)-cholest-4-en-6-one oxime (1), (E)-cholest-4-en-6-one oxime (2), 7-aza-B-homocholest-4-en-6-one (3) and 6-aza-B-homocholest-4-en-7-one (4) and newly synthesized 6-thioxo-7-aza-B-homocholest-4-ene (5) and 6-aza-7-thioxo-B-homocholest-4-ene (6) was tested for their possible effects against two human(More)
An alignment-free 3D QSAR study on antiproliferative activity of the thirty-three 1,2,4,5-tetraoxane derivatives toward two human dedifferentiated cell lines was reported. GRIND methodology, where descriptors are derived from GRID molecular interaction fields (MIF), were used. It was found that pharmacophoric pattern attributed to the most potent(More)
Cutaneous melanoma and vitiligo are diseases etiology of which evolves around melanocytes. The nature of immunological disturbances associated with these diseases is not elucidated. The experiments performed in this work were aimed to determine antimelanoma immunotoxicity in patients with melanoma and patients with vitiligo. Twelve patients with melanoma,(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the basis for anti-tumor immune reactivity observed in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2) (3+) breast carcinoma using an in vitro model in which the role of the HER-2-specific monoclonal antibody Herceptin was also investigated. Patients with metastatic breast cancer who had their primary(More)
A variety of substituted titanocene and ansa-titanocene complexes have been synthesized and characterized using traditional methods. The cytotoxic activity of the different titanocene complexes was tested against tumour cell lines human adenocarcinoma HeLa, human myelogenous leukemia K562, human malignant melanoma Fem-x and normal immunocompetent cells,(More)
Red and white wine polyphenols have been reported to provide substantial health benefits. In this study, the cytotoxic activity of red and white wine polyphenolic extracts and of resveratrol was evaluated against different cancer cell lines--human cervix adenocarcinoma HeLa, human breast adenocarcinoma MDA-MB-361, and human breast carcinoma MDA-MB-453--and(More)
The reaction of 3-methoxyphenylacetic acid (3-MPAH), 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (4-MPAH), 2,5-dimethyl-3-furoic acid (DMFUH) or 1,4-benzodioxane-6-carboxylic acid (BZDOH) with triphenyltin(IV) chloride (1:1) or diphenyltin(IV) dichloride (2:1) in the presence of triethylamine yielded the compounds [SnPh3(3-MPA)] (1), [SnPh3(4-MPA)] (2), [SnPh3(DMFU)] (3),(More)
The reaction of [Ti(eta(5)-C(5)H(5))(2)Cl(2)] (1), with 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane or 3-mercaptopropyltriethoxysilane in the presence of triethylamine leads to the formation of the thiolate complexes [Ti(eta(5)-C(5)H(5))(2){SCH(2)CH(2)CH(2)Si(OMe)(3)}(2)] (2) and [Ti(eta(5)-C(5)H(5))(2){SCH(2)CH(2)CH(2)Si(OEt)(3)}(2)] (3), respectively. Complexes 2(More)