Title

The Inhibition of the Growth of Cancer Cells by the Modified Mandelo Nitrite β-Gentiobioside Molecule

Publication Year

1976

Keywords

Biology, cancer, molecule, mandelo nitrite, gentiobioside, chemotherapy

Disciplines

Cancer Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Life Sciences

Abstract

In the normal cell the enzyme, rhodanese, detoxifies mandelo nitrite β-gentiobiosite into thicyanate. In those cancer cells which lack rhodanese, the enzyme, β-glucosidase, hydrolyses mandelo nitrite β-gentiobioside into glucose, ben zaldehyde, and cyanide. The cyanide released by the enzymatic mechanism destroys the cell. This is sufficient grounds for an investigation and analysis of the molecule as a chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of Cancer.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Biology

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