The studies of free radicals in melanin and the human melanoma malignum cells by an X-band (9.3 GHz) electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy were presented. The original results were compared with those published earlier. The aim of this work was application of the advanced spectral analysis to determine free radical properties in melanin biopolymers obtained from different melanotic tumor cells and free radicals existing in the human melanoma cells. Magnetic spin-lattice interactions in melanin samples were tested. The evolution of lineshape of tumor cells with increasing of microwave power was determined to confirm their complex free radical system. The useful shape parameters were proposed. The shape of melanotic tumor cells was analyzed. EPR spectra of free radicals in the melanin isolated from different tumor cells measured in the wide range of microwave power were analyzed. The melanins were obtained from the control tumor cells and the cells cultured with the several antitumor substances. The usefulness of the electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy was confirmed.
Part of the book: Melanin