Evidence that Extreme Dilutions of Paclitaxel and Docetaxel Alter Gene Expression of In Vitro Breast Cancer Cells


Seker S., Guven C., Akcakaya H. , Bahtiyar N. , AKBAŞ F., Onaran I.

HOMEOPATHY, vol.107, no.1, pp.32-39, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0037-1618585
  • Title of Journal : HOMEOPATHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-39

Abstract

Background Gene expression analysis of cells treated with extreme dilutions or micro amounts of drugs has been used to provide useful suggestions about biological responses. However, most of the previous studies were performed on medicines being prepared from a variety of herbal and metal sources. This study investigated the effects of ultramolecular dilution of the taxane anti-cancer drugs, which are not commonly used in homeopathic medicines, on mRNA expression profiles of five key genes (p53, p21, COX-2, TUBB2A and TUBB3) in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7.