The effects of combinations between eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and beta-carotene on cell growth and lipid peroxidation were investigated in human WiDr colon adenocarcinoma cells. EPA alone was able to inhibit the growth of WiDr cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Such an inhibition involved fatty acid peroxidation, as shown by the remarkable increase in the levels of Malondialdehyde (MDA) in EPA-treated cells. Beta-carotene was capable of reducing the growth inhibitory effects of EPA and the levels of MDA in a dose- and a time-dependent manner. In addition, EPA increased beta-carotene consumption in WiDr cells. This study provides evidence that beta-carotene can antagonize the effects of EPA on colon cancer cell growth and lipid peroxidation.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY & MEDICINE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2000|
- beta carotene
- eicosapentaenoic acid