Simvastatin induces apoptosis in human breast cancer cells: p53 and estrogen receptor independent pathway requiring signalling through JNK


Koyuturk M. , Ersoz M., Altiok N.

CANCER LETTERS, cilt.250, ss.220-228, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 250 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.canlet.2006.10.009
  • Dergi Adı: CANCER LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.220-228

Özet

The effect of simvastatin, a widely used statin for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, was investigated in the estrogen receptor (ER)-positive MCF-7, and the ER-negative MDA-MB 231 human breast cancer cell lines. Simvastatin induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in both cells. These effects of simvastatin were not altered by 17-beta-estradiol treatment.