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Hydroquinone-Derivatives Induce Cell Death in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire du Cancer, Hôpital Kirchberg, 9, rue Edward Steichen, L-2540 Luxemburg, Luxemburg
ICSN, CNRS UPR 2301, Université. Paris-Sud, Av. de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Presented at Natural Products and the Hallmarks of Chronic Diseases—COST Action 16112, Luxemburg, 25–27 March 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 11(1), 28;
Published: 19 April 2019
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Hydroquinone (HQ) is a phenolic metabolite of benzene, which is used as a skin whitener. Insects synthesize this natural compound as a deterrent and mushrooms as a toxin. Pro-apoptotic effects of HQ were previously documented on various cancer cell types. Here we investigated the cell-death inducing mechanisms of this compound in chronic myeloid leukemia cell models.
Keywords: chronic myeloid leukemia; apoptosis; necroptosis; autophagy chronic myeloid leukemia; apoptosis; necroptosis; autophagy
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Song, S.; Cerella, C.; Orlikova-Boyer, B.; Al-Mourabit, A.; Diederich, M. Hydroquinone-Derivatives Induce Cell Death in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Proceedings 2019, 11, 28.

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