Wednesday, December 19, 2012

THIORIDAZINE, A PHENOTHIAZINE WHICH IS AN INHIBITOR OF CALMODULIN WILL HAVE ANTITUMOR EFFECT AS DEMONSTRATED BY CANADIAN RESEARCHERS WHEN THEY DESCRIBED A 50 PERCENT DECREASE OF STEM CELLS.  WE AT CRBCM BELIEVE THIS EFFECT IS OF COURSE LINKED TO THE RELEASE OF CALCIUM IN THE CYTOSOL LEADING TO ENDONUCLEASE STIMULATION WITH THE RESULTING ATTACK ON DNA.
THE FACT IS THIS EFFECT WILL BE MORE ON MEMBRANE WHERE CALMODULIN IS MOSTLY LOCATED.  THEREFORE LIBERATION OF CALCIUM AFFECTS ELECTRICAL POLARITY AT THE MEMBRANE. TORSADE DE POINTE CAN RESULT AND HAD LED TO THE BANNING OF THIORIDAZINE IN CANADA.
THIORIDAZINE ACTS ALSO AS AN ANTIGROWTH FACTOR IN GENERAL. THIS FACT COULD CONTRIBUTE TO ITS ANTI-CANCER ACTIVITY.  IN OUR PREVIOUS NOTES, WE
HAD SUGGESTED ADDING THE ANTI-CALMODULIN TO AVASTIN AS A STRATEGY TO TREAT RECURRENT BRAIN TUMOR.
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