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Curcumin Chemosensitization in Head and Neck Cancer Cells

Sarah Porter
mentored by Dr. Stephen Tuttle.

Hypothesis
Curcumin enhances cisplatin toxicity via covalent binding to the penultimate celenocysteine residue of thioredoxin reductase 1.







Techniques
:: Modified MTT Assay
:: Western Blot
:: Clonogenic Assay
:: Cell Culture

Conclusions
There is data that suggests that curcumin chemosensitizes head and neck cancer cells; however, more experiments and statistical analysis must be performed.