Platinum nanocolloid-supplemented hydrogen-dissolved water inhibits growth of human tongue carcinoma cells preferentially over normal cells

K. Nakano, Nobuhiko Miwa, Y. Yoshimura, Yasukazu Saitoh

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PMID: 19783965


Hydrogen-dissolved water (HD-water) or platinum nanocolloid (Pt-nc) has been individually expected as a new therapeutic agent for oxidative stress-related diseases, whereas little is known about their combined effects on cancer, which were elucidated in the present study. HD-water was prepared by microporous gas bubbling, and supplemented with Pt-nc consisting of 0.003-1 ppm Pt and PVP polymers. Antioxidant activities were examined by 1, 1-diphenyl-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)-radicalscavenging assay. Cytotoxic activities were examined by culturing of tumor and normal cell lines, respectively. HD-water accelerated the Pt-nc-based DPPH-radical scavenging. Pt-nc-supplemented HD-water inhibited either colony formation efficiencies or colony sizes of human tongue carcinoma cells HSC-4, in contrast to no effects of HD-water alone, Pt-nc alone or Pt-absent PVP, but not appreciably inhibit normal human tongue epithelial-like cells DOK. Pt-nc-supplemented HD-water also suppressed cell population growth of HSC-4 cells of near-confluence (at higher cell densities) in view of decreases in either cell numbers or mitochondrial function, although less markedly than colony formation starting from a sparse-cell state (at lower cell densities). Dissolved hydrogen, oxygen concentration or oxido-reduced potentials of HD-water was decreased, rather decreased or increased by Pt-nc addition, respectively. Anti-cancer activity of Pt-nc-supplemented HD-water was shown by its preferential cell-growth inhibition to human tongue carcinoma cells HSC-4 over normal human tongue cells DOK, and might be partly attributed to HD-water-caused enhancement of Pt-nc-relevant antioxidant ability. Pt-nc-supplemented HD-water is expected as a novel agent against human tongue cancers due to its cancer progression-repressive abilities.

Publish Year 2009
Country Japan
Rank Positive
Journal Experimental Oncology
Primary Topic Mouth
Secondary TopicCancer
Model Cell Culture
Tertiary TopicOncogenesis
Vehicle Water (Electrolysis)
pH Neutral
Application Culture Media
Complement Platinum