Vol 82, No 3 (2011)

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Antitumor effects of sulindac in ovarian cell cultures

Anna Jakubowska-Mućka, Jacek Sieńko, Tomasz Świtaj, Jakub Gołąb, Witold Lasek
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(3).


Abstract Objective: The purpose of our study was to assess susceptibility of cells of various ovarian cell lines on different nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Materials and methods: Cytotoxic effect of NSAIDs was tested using MTT colorimetric assay. Results: Amongst 6 NSAIDs tested: sulindac, sulindac sulfide, sulindac sulfone, acetylsalicylic acid, nimesulide, and rofecoxib, viability of ovarian carcinoma cells was compromised most strongly by sulindac and sulindac sulfide and concerned all the cell lines tested: SKOV-3, MDAH 2774, OVCA-1, and OVP-10. Sulindac sulfone and rofecoxib also displayed some cytotoxic effect during prolonged 72-hour incubation. Other NSAIDs tested: nimesulide and acetylsalicylic acid were devoid of cytotoxic effect on ovarian cancer cells. Conclusion: Our results are encourage enough to conduct clinical trials that could allow to draw conclusions regarding potential application of sulindac in the adjuvant treatment of a standard chemotherapy of ovarian cancer.

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