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The Influence of Antitumor Unsymmetrical Bisacridines on 3D Cancer Spheroids Growth and Viability

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The culture of 3D spheroids is a promising tool in drug development and testing. Recently, we synthesized a new group of compounds, unsymmetrical bisacridines (UAs), which exhibit high cytotoxicity against various human cell lines and antitumor potency against several xenografts. Here, we describe the ability of four UAs—C-2028, C-2041, C-2045, and C-2053—to influence the growth of HCT116 and H460 spheres and the viability of HCT116 cells in 3D culture compared with that in 2D standard monolayer culture. Spheroids were generated using ultra-low-attachment plates. The morphology and diameters of the obtained spheroids and those treated with UAs were observed and measured under the microscope. The viability of cells exposed to UAs at different concentrations and for different incubation times in 2D and 3D cultures was assessed using 7-AAD staining. All UAs managed to significantly inhibit the growth of HCT116 and H460 spheroids. C-2045 and C-2053 caused the death of the largest population of HCT116 spheroid cells. Although C-2041 seemed to be the most effective in the 2D monolayer experiments, in 3D conditions, it turned out to be the weakest compound. The 3D spheroid culture seems to be a suitable method to examine the efficiency of new antitumor compounds, such as unsymmetrical bisacridines.

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Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.3390/molecules26206262
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artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
MOLECULES no. 26,
ISSN: 1420-3049
Language:
English
Publication year:
2021
Bibliographic description:
Kulesza J., Pawłowska M., Augustin E.: The Influence of Antitumor Unsymmetrical Bisacridines on 3D Cancer Spheroids Growth and Viability// MOLECULES -Vol. 26,iss. 20 (2021), s.6262-
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Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.3390/molecules26206262
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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