The Cytotoxic Effects of Humic Acid on Human Breast Cancer Cells†
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women and in order to create alternative treatments different types of in vivo and in vitro studies have used various plant-based therapeutic agents. Humic acid (HA) induces apoptosis and has various pharmacological properties including anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects. In our study, we examined the cytotoxic effects of HA at concentrations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 μg/mL in human breast adenocarcinoma MCF-7 cell line for 24 and 48 h. By using MTT method, it has been found out that HA 100 g/mL had cytotoxic effect on human breast adenocarcinoma MCF-7 cell line at both 24 and 48 h; also found out that the effective dose of HA at the same time (24 and 48 h) was 50 μg/mL. The results of our study will shed light on the development of alternative therapeutic approaches in the treatment of cancer by evaluating the cytotoxic effect of HA.
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Aykac, A.; Becer, E.; Okcanoğlu, T.B.; Güvenir, M.; Süer, K.; Vatansever, S. The Cytotoxic Effects of Humic Acid on Human Breast Cancer Cells. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1565.
Aykac A, Becer E, Okcanoğlu TB, Güvenir M, Süer K, Vatansever S. The Cytotoxic Effects of Humic Acid on Human Breast Cancer Cells. Proceedings. 2018; 2(25):1565.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aykac, Asli; Becer, Eda; Okcanoğlu, Tuğçe Balcı; Güvenir, Meryem; Süer, Kaya; Vatansever, Seda. 2018. "The Cytotoxic Effects of Humic Acid on Human Breast Cancer Cells." Proceedings 2, no. 25: 1565.
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