19P - Cytotoxic effect of venom from sea anemones on human non-small-cell lung cancer cell line

Date 28 March 2014
Event ELCC 2014
Session Lunch and poster display session
Topics Basic Science
Translational Research
Presenter Mahnaz Ramezanpour
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2014) 9 (Supplement 9): S7-S52. 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000131
Authors M. Ramezanpour1, B. Sanderson1, K. Burke da Silva2
  • 1Medical Biotechnology, Flinders university, 5042 - Adelaide/AU
  • 2School Of Biological Sciences, Flinders university, 5042 - Adelaide/AU


Nature has been instrumental as a source of therapeutics. The major anti-infective, anticancer, analgesics and immunosuppressive compounds are of natural origin. Sea anemones are well known for being rich sources of toxins. The goal of this study was to determine the susceptibility of human non-small-cell lung cancer cell line (A549) to killing by four different sea anemone venoms.