Hyperglycemia, the condition of high blood glucose, is typical of diabetes and obesity and represents a significant clinical problem. The relationship between hyperglycemia and cancer risk has been established by several studies. Moreover, hyperglycemia has been shown to reduce cancer cell response to therapies, conferring resistance to drug-induced cell death. Therefore, counteracting the negative effects of hyperglycemia may positively improve the cancer cell death induced by chemotherapies. Recent studies showed that zinc supplementation may have beneficial effects on glycemic control. Here we aimed at evaluating whether ZnCl2 could counteract the high-glucose (HG) effects and consequently restore the drug-induced cancer cell death.

ZnCl2 sustains the adriamycin-induced cell death inhibited by high glucose

GARUFI, ALESSIA;D'ORAZI, Gabriella
2016-01-01

Abstract

Hyperglycemia, the condition of high blood glucose, is typical of diabetes and obesity and represents a significant clinical problem. The relationship between hyperglycemia and cancer risk has been established by several studies. Moreover, hyperglycemia has been shown to reduce cancer cell response to therapies, conferring resistance to drug-induced cell death. Therefore, counteracting the negative effects of hyperglycemia may positively improve the cancer cell death induced by chemotherapies. Recent studies showed that zinc supplementation may have beneficial effects on glycemic control. Here we aimed at evaluating whether ZnCl2 could counteract the high-glucose (HG) effects and consequently restore the drug-induced cancer cell death.
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