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    A somewhat different approach to the use of A10 was taken by researchers in Egypt. Taking the developer's initial ideas about the presence of A10 in the urine of patients, this study looked for the amount of A10 in the urine of 31 breast cancer patients and compared this to the amount in 17 healthy controls. They found significantly (P < .001) less A10 in the urine of breast cancer patients than in controls, suggesting that the amount of A10 in urine has a potential use as a screening tool.[7]

    The same researchers looked at the immunomodulating potential of A10 by examining the inhibition of neutrophil apoptosis induced by A10 in vitro. Neutrophils from 28 breast cancer patients and 28 controls were obtained from blood samples. Urine samples were obtained from the same patients and tested for the presence of A10. Cancer patients had significantly (P < .001) higher levels of neutrophil apoptosis and significantly lower levels of A10. Neutrophil apoptosis was assessed by adding A10 at a dose of 10 µg/mL to the cellular suspensions of 42 breast cancer patients. Nontreated samples were used as controls. A10 was found to significantly inhibit neutrophil apoptosis (P < .0001).[8]

    Several analogs of antineoplaston A10 have been synthesized and their antineoplastic activity tested against various cell lines. These include aniline mustard analogs of antineoplaston A10 and Mannich bases of antineoplaston A10.[9,10] These analogs showed improved in vitro antitumor activity over that of antineoplaston A10.


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    6. Lee SS, Mohabbat MO, Burzynski SR: In vitro cancer growth inhibition and animal toxicity studies of antineoplaston A3. Drugs Exp Clin Res 13 (Suppl 1): 13-6, 1987.
    7. Badria F, Mabed M, Khafagy W, et al.: Potential utility of antineoplaston A-10 levels in breast cancer. Cancer Lett 155 (1): 67-70, 2000.
    8. Badria F, Mabed M, El-Awadi M, et al.: Immune modulatory potentials of antineoplaston A-10 in breast cancer patients. Cancer Lett 157 (1): 57-63, 2000.
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    10. Hendry LB, Chu CK, Copland JA, et al.: Antiestrogenic piperidinediones designed prospectively using computer graphics and energy calculations of DNA-ligand complexes. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 48 (5-6): 495-505, 1994.

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