Antioxidant capacity of 5-Fluorouracile and new fluorinated uracil derivates
Oxidative stress is associated with multiple pathologies such as cancer and can exacerbate the development of them. In this work, we have studied the antioxidant capacity of 5-Fluorouracile (5-FU) which is an antineoplastic drug that is used in the treatment of colorectal cancer. 5-FU is a compound that has a chemical structure similar to uracil and is also fluorinated. New fluorinated derivates previously obtained in our laboratory were tested to study its antioxidant activity. All the compounds analyzed were able to inhibit lipid peroxidation when used in concentrations of 10 μM.
Keywords: antioxidants, MDA, lipid peroxidation, antineoplastic, cancer.