CEQUINOR   05415
CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing activity of an oxidovanadium(IV) complex with the flavonoid silibinin against osteosarcoma cells
Autor/es:
LEON, IGNACIO; PORRO, V; DI VIRGILIO, AL; NASO, L.G.; WILLIAMS, P.A.M.; BOLLATI-FOGOLIN, M.; ETCHEVERRY, S.B.
Revista:
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Editorial:
SPRINGER
Referencias:
Lugar: Berlin; Año: 2014 vol. 19 p. 59 - 59
ISSN:
0949-8257
Resumen:
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