2011 Article ICNCT14 In-vitro Studies Radiobiology

Antitumor potential induction and free radicals production in melanoma cells by Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   F. Faião-Flores,P.R.P. Coelho,R.O.R. Muniz,G.S. Souza,J. Arruda-Neto,Durvanei Maria,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Antiproliferative and oxidative damage effects occurring in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in normal fibroblasts and melanoma cell lines were analyzed. Melanoma cells and normal fibroblasts were treated with different concentrations of Boronophenylalanine and irradiated with thermal neutron flux. The cellular viability and the oxidative stress were determined. BNCT induced free radicals production and proliferative potential inhibition in melanoma cells. Therefore, this therapeutic technique could be considered efficient to inhibit growth of melanoma with minimal effects on normal tissues.