Antitumoral Effect of Laurinterol on 3D Culture of Breast Cancer Explants
AbstractMacroalgae represent an important source of bioactive compounds with a wide range of biotechnological applications. Overall, the discovery of effective cytotoxic compounds with pharmaceutical potential is a significant challenge, mostly because they are scarce in nature or their total synthesis is not efficient, while the bioprospecting models currently used do not predict clinical responses. Given this context, we used three-dimensional (3D) cultures of human breast cancer explants to evaluate the antitumoral effect of laurinterol, the major compound of an ethanolic extract of Laurencia johnstonii. To this end, we evaluated the metabolic and histopathological effects of the crude extract of L. johnstonii and laurinterol on Vero and MCF-7 cells, in addition to breast cancer explants. We observed a dose-dependent inhibition of the metabolic activity, as well as morphologic and nuclear changes characteristic of apoptosis. On the other hand, a reduced metabolic viability and marked necrosis areas were observed in breast cancer explants incubated with the crude extract, while explants treated with laurinterol exhibited a heterogeneous response which was associated with the individual response of each human tumor sample. This study supports the cytotoxic and antitumoral effects of laurinterol in in vitro cell cultures and in ex vivo organotypic cultures of human breast cancer explants. View Full-Text
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García-Davis, S.; Viveros-Valdez, E.; Díaz-Marrero, A.R.; Fernández, J.J.; Valencia-Mercado, D.; Esquivel-Hernández, O.; Carranza-Rosales, P.; Carranza-Torres, I.E.; Guzmán-Delgado, N.E. Antitumoral Effect of Laurinterol on 3D Culture of Breast Cancer Explants. Mar. Drugs 2019, 17, 201.
García-Davis S, Viveros-Valdez E, Díaz-Marrero AR, Fernández JJ, Valencia-Mercado D, Esquivel-Hernández O, Carranza-Rosales P, Carranza-Torres IE, Guzmán-Delgado NE. Antitumoral Effect of Laurinterol on 3D Culture of Breast Cancer Explants. Marine Drugs. 2019; 17(4):201.Chicago/Turabian Style
García-Davis, Sara; Viveros-Valdez, Ezequiel; Díaz-Marrero, Ana R.; Fernández, José J.; Valencia-Mercado, Daniel; Esquivel-Hernández, Olga; Carranza-Rosales, Pilar; Carranza-Torres, Irma E.; Guzmán-Delgado, Nancy E. 2019. "Antitumoral Effect of Laurinterol on 3D Culture of Breast Cancer Explants." Mar. Drugs 17, no. 4: 201.
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