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Possible Interaction: Epirubicin and Vitamin K

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Vitamin K

Research Papers that Mention the Interaction

They were collaterally sensitive to adriamycin and menadione.
Japanese journal of cancer research : Gann  •  1995  |  View Paper
A highly significant (p less than 0.001) inhibition of cell survival and 3H-thymidine incorporation was effected in CML cells exposed to the combination of ADR and vitamin K3.
In this study, we have attempted to potentiate the tumor cell killing ability of Adriamycin (ADR) against chronic myeloid leukemia cells (CML), in the presence of vitamin K3.
Results demonstrate the therapeutic significance of employing vitamin K3 as an adjuvant in CML chemotherapy with ADR.
When the CML cells were treated with ADR and vitamin K3 simultaneously, a greater fragmentation of the intact DNA was revealed as observed by the enhanced formation of DNA single strand breaks.
Selective cancer therapeutics  •  1991  |  View Paper
Concurrent administration in vivo of vitamin K3 and ADR illustrated a therapeutically significant increase (P less than 0.05) in the life span of sensitive and resistant tumor cell bearing animals.
DNA and RNA biosynthesis inhibition was increased in P388/S (the parental cell line) and P388/ADR cells (the ADR resistant cell line which exhibits the multidrug resistant (MDR) phenotype) exposed to ADR after pretreatment for 3 h with vitamin K3.
DNA binding studies performed utilizing calf thymus DNA, indicated that vitamin K3 enhanced the intercalation potential of ADR and also altered the equilibrium between the free and bound form of ADR in a cell free system.
Exposure to ADR concentrations of 100-5000 ng simultaneously with 1 microM vitamin K3 elicited an enhanced inhibition of tumor cell survival.
Cancer letters  •  1992  |  View Paper