Cell & Developmental Biology

Cell & Developmental Biology
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ISSN: 2168-9296

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Parthasarathy Arpitha

Parthasarathy Arpitha
US Medical Innovations, JCRI-ABTS, PMLS,
Takoma Park, Maryland

  • Short Commentary
    Cold Atmospheric Plasma as an Alternative Therapy for Cancer Treatment
    Author(s): Parthasarathy ArpithaParthasarathy Arpitha

    Although several cellular and immune based therapies are available, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) is gaining importance due to its functional ability to accelerate and promote apoptosis of tumour cells. The ionized jet of plasma has been shown to selectively obliterate the tumour cells while leaving the normal healthy cells unaltered. This important property of CAP has been studied in vitro and in vivo. However, there are very few reports and scientific advancements to address the mechanism by which CAP induces cell death. The cellular and molecular mechanisms triggering the events have not been well understood. While changes in the redox potential may be a factor, the role of receptors, cell adhesion molecules, chemokines and cytokines and the apoptotic proteins and various downstream signalling targets are currently being studied. New findings have suggested that the CAP activated m.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9296.1000151

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