Anti-metastatic effect of ranolazine in an in vivo rat model of prostate cancer, and expression of voltage-gated sodium channel protein in human prostate

Bugan I., Kucuk S., Karagoz Z., FRASER S. P., KAYA H., DODSON A., ...More

PROSTATE CANCER AND PROSTATIC DISEASES, vol.22, no.4, pp.569-579, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Voltage-gated Na+ channels (VGSCs) are functionally upregulated in rat and human prostate cancer (PCa) where channel activity promotes cellular invasiveness in vitro and metastasis in vivo. Ranolazine is a clinically used VGSC inhibitor/anti-anginal drug, which has been shown previously to inhibit breast cancer metastasis in vivo.