Petia Genova, Tatiana Varadinova, Radostina Alexandrova, Sreco Trifunovic, Petar Radivojsa, "Cytotoxicity of C
Cytotoxicity of C
o(III) Complexes of Arginine
The cytotoxicity of four Co(III) complexes of arginine on nontumour MDBK cells and on two cell lines derived from transplantable tumors, LSCC-SF(Mc29) and LSR-SF (SR), was evaluated comparative!y. Based on the cytotoxic concentration required to inhibit cell surveillance by 50% it was found that: (i) the cytotoxicity of complexes tested increases when the concentration decreased; (ii) the cell surveillance depends on both complex and cell specificities. The complex specificity was illustrated by the order 1 > 4 > 2 ≥ 3 . The cell specific response was demonstrated by the fact that LSCC-SG (Mc29) cells were up to 60 times more sensitive to 1 while LSR-SF (SR) cells were up to 1000 times more sensitive to 2 as compared to MDBK cells. Furthermore, with the prolongation of action on nontumour cells the cytotoxicity of 4 decreased up to 300 times while for both tumour cells it was independent on the duration of action.
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