Journal article

Krill oil extract suppresses the proliferation of colorectal cancer cells through activation of caspase 3/9

Abilasha Gayani Jayathilake, Elif Kadife, Rodney Brain Luwor, Kulmira Nurgali, Xiao Qun Su

NUTRITION & METABOLISM | BMC | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Currently available treatments for colorectal cancer (CRC) associate with numerous side-effects that reduce patients' quality of life. The effective nutraceuticals with high anti-proliferative efficacy and low side-effects are desirable. Our previous study has reported that free fatty acids extract (FFAE) of krill oil induced apoptosis of CRC cells, possibly associated with changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP). The aims of this study were to compare the anti-proliferative efficacy of FFAE from krill oil on CRC cells with commonly used chemotherapeutic drug, Oxaliplatin, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-proliferative effects of krill oil..

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