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Dextran-Catechin Conjugate: A Potential Treatment Against the Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.
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PMID:  22622510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: A polysaccharide-flavonoid conjugate was developend and proposed for the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: The conjugate was synthesized by free radical grafting reaction between catechin and dextran. The chemical characterization of the conjugate was obtained by UV-Vis, 1H-NMR, FT-IR and GPC analyses, while the functionalization degree was determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu assay. The biological activity of the catechin-dextran conjugate was tested on two different cell lines derived from human pancreatic cancer (MIA PaCa-2 and PL45 cells), and the toxicity towards human pancreatic nestin-expressing cells evaluated. RESULTS: Both the cancer cell lines are killed when exposed to the conjugate, and undergo apoptosis after the incubation with catechin-dextran which resulted more effective in killing pancreatic tumor cells compared to the catechin alone. Moreover, our experimental data indicate that the conjugate was less cytotoxic to human pancreatic nestin-expressing cells which are considered a good model of non-neoplastic pancreatic cells. CONCLUSION: The suitability of newly synthesized Dextran-Catechin conjugate in the treatment of PDAC was proved confirming the high potential application of the proposed macromolecula system in the cancer therapy.
Orazio Vittorio; Giuseppe Cirillo; Francesca Iemma; Giovanni Di Turi; Emanuela Jacchetti; Michele Curcio; Serena Barbuti; Niccola Funel; Ortensia Ilaria Parisi; Francesco Puoci; Nevio Picci
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-24
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Title:  Pharmaceutical research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-904X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406521     Medline TA:  Pharm Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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