The effect and mode of action of zinc pyrithione on cell growth. I. In vitro studies.


The effects of zinc pyrithione (ZnPTO) were studied in a series of in vitro tests to determine whether its mode of action is primarily cytostatic or cytotoxic. Sodium pyrithione (NaPTO) was also studied, to check that pyrithione was the active moiety, and the known cytostatic chemical hydroxyurea was included for comparison. ZnPTO had a reversible… (More)