• ASITA ELENGOE Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Lincoln University College, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia,
  • NOOR JAHAN BANU MOHAMMED ALITHEEN Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia,
  • SALEHHUDDIN HAMDAN Department of Biosciences and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Department of Biosciences and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.


Objective: In this study, the hyperthermia effect on the viability of human normal breast (MCF-10A) and cancer (MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7) cells was evaluated by MTT assay.

Methods: Cells were exposed to heat at 38ºC, 39ºC, 40ºC, 41ºC, 42ºC, 43ºC, and 44ºC for five different durations of heat exposure (0.5, 1, 2, 3, and 4 h). Breakpoint temperatures of MCF-10A, MDA-MB 231, and MCF-7 were determined using cumulative equivalent 43°C (CEM43) model. This model was first time used to calculate thermal isoeffect dose (TID) for MCF-10A, MDA-MB 231, and MCF-7.

Results: MCF-10A started to die at 42°C for 3 h while MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7 need a temperature of 38°C for 0.5 h; thus, they were identified as the threshold temperatures in CEM43 model. Furthermore, the effect of “43°C incubator 2 h” had similar total thermal dose as “44°C incubator 0.5 h” for MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7. In addition, “43°C incubator 3 h” effect had also almost the same thermal dose as “44°C incubator 1 h” for MDA-MB 231 and MCF-7.

Conclusion: A better understanding of the significant correlations between CEM43 and response parameters in clinical trials could be useful to treat breast cancer patients.

Keywords: Nil


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ELENGOE, A., N. J. B. MOHAMMED ALITHEEN, and S. HAMDAN. “HYPERTHERMIA EFFECT ON HUMAN NORMAL BREAST (MCF-10A) AND CANCER (MDA-MB 231 AND MCF-7) CELLS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 512-5, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2019.v12i3.30956.
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