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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(1), 56-64; doi:10.3390/ijms9010056

Dietary Flavonoids Sensitize HeLa Cells to Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL)

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Received: 16 August 2007 / Revised: 3 January 2008 / Accepted: 17 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Compounds for Cancer Treatment and Prevention)
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TRAIL is a promising candidate for cancer therapeutics that preferentially induces apoptosis in cancer cells. The combined treatment flavonoids with TRAIL might be promising as a chemoprevention and/or new therapy against malignant tumors. We examined the cytotoxic effect of dietary flavonoids in combination with TRAIL on HeLa cells. It was found that treatment with noncytotoxic concentration of some flavonoids significantly sensititizes to TRAIL induced death in HeLa cells. Our study demonstrated that flavone, apigenin and genistein markedly augmented TRAIL mediated cytotoxicity against HeLa, whereas kaempferol and quercetin produced no effect.
Keywords: Dietary flavonoids; TRAIL; HeLa; chemoprevention; antitumoral activity. Dietary flavonoids; TRAIL; HeLa; chemoprevention; antitumoral activity.
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Szliszka, E.; Czuba, Z.P.; Jernas, K.; Król, W. Dietary Flavonoids Sensitize HeLa Cells to Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 56-64.

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