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    In conclusion, our results demonstrated that 8-PN induces apoptosis in HCT-116 colon cancer cells. This compound activates both the early and late stages of apoptosis as demonstrated via fluorescence micro-scopy and flow cytometry analysis. Furthermore, 8-PN may trigger both intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis signaling pathways to cause cell death. In addition, 8-PN also induces KPT 185 arrest at G0/G1 phase in HCT-116 cells in a time-dependent manner. Given the potential anticancer effect of 8-PN, further in-depth knowledge about the molecular me-chanisms of cell death induced by 8-PN is urgently required for future research targeting colorectal cancer.
    This study was supported by University of Malaya, Malaysia through UMRG grant No. RG336-15AFR.
    Declaration of Competing Interest
    The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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    system composed of Fe3O4, CaAl layered double hydroxide and levodopa on
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    Nahid Shahabadia,b, , Mahtab Razlansaria, Hossein Zhalehc, Kamran Mansourib
    a Inorganic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    b Medical Biology Research Center (MBRC), University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
    c Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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    Drug release
    Layered double hydroxide
    Magnetic nano carrier
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