Effects of Astaxanthin on the Proliferation and Migration of Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro
AbstractAstaxanthin (ASX) is a marine-based ketocarotenoid; an accessory pigment in plants in that it has many different potential functions. ASX is an antioxidant that is notably more potent than many other antioxidants. Antioxidants have anti-inflammatory and oxidative stress-reducing properties to potentially reduce the incidence of cancer or inhibit the expansion of tumor cells. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that ASX would inhibit proliferation and migration of breast cancer cells in vitro. We found that application of ASX significantly reduced proliferation rates and inhibited breast cancer cell migration compared to control normal breast epithelial cells. Based on these results, further investigation of the effects of ASX on not only breast cancer cells, but other forms of tumor cells, should be carried out. View Full-Text
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McCall, B.; McPartland, C.K.; Moore, R.; Frank-Kamenetskii, A.; Booth, B.W. Effects of Astaxanthin on the Proliferation and Migration of Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro. Antioxidants 2018, 7, 135.
McCall B, McPartland CK, Moore R, Frank-Kamenetskii A, Booth BW. Effects of Astaxanthin on the Proliferation and Migration of Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro. Antioxidants. 2018; 7(10):135.Chicago/Turabian Style
McCall, Buckley; McPartland, Connor K.; Moore, Reece; Frank-Kamenetskii, Anastasia; Booth, Brian W. 2018. "Effects of Astaxanthin on the Proliferation and Migration of Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro." Antioxidants 7, no. 10: 135.
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