CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
"Antioxidant effects of the VO(IV) Hesperidin complex and its role in cancer chemoprevention"
ETCHEVERRY, S.B.; FERRER, EG; NASO, L.; RIVADENEIRA, J.; SALINAS, M. V.; WILLIAMS, P. A.
Jornal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Abstract Vanadium compounds are known for a variety of pharmacological properties. Many of them display antitumoral and osteogenic effects in several cell lines. Free radicals induce the development of tumoral processes. Natural polyphenols such as flavonoids have antioxidant properties since they scavenge different free radicals. For these reasons it is interesting to investigate the effects of a new complex generated between vanadyl(IV) cation and the flavonoid hesperidin. The complex has been synthesized and characterized by physicochemical methods. Spectroscopic analysis revealed a 1:1 stoichiometry of ligand:VO and a coordination by deprotonated cis-hydroxyl groups to the disaccharide moiety of the ligand. The complex improves the superoxide dismutase (SOD) like activityof the ligand but the scavenging of other tested radicals does not change upon complexation. When tested on two tumoral cell lines in culture (one of them derived from a rat osteosarcoma UMR106 and the other from human colon adenocarcinoma Caco-2) the complex enhanced the antiproliferative effects of the free ligand and this effect correlated with the morphological alterations toward apoptosis. Besides, on the osteoblastic cell line the complex stimulated cell proliferation and collagen type I production at a low range of concentrations. At higher doses the complex behaved as a cytotoxic compound for the osteoblasts.