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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(3), 1057-1069; doi:10.3390/ijms11031057
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Potential Effects of Chrysin on MDA-MB-231 Cells

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1 Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia 2 School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
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Received: 21 January 2010 / Revised: 20 February 2010 / Accepted: 8 March 2010 / Published: 11 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)
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Abstract

This study aims to elucidate the effects of chrysin on human ER-negative breast cancer cell line, MDA-MB-231. The study demonstrated that treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells with 20 µM chysin for 48 h significantly inhibited the growth of MDA-MB-231 cells and induced cytoplasmic lipid accumulation in the cells, but that the observed of cell death was not caused by apoptosis. The expression of PPARalpha mRNA in chrysin-treated MDA-MB-231 cells was significantly increased, which was likely associated to the proliferation of the cells post chrysin treatment.
Keywords: chrysin; cell growth inhibition; lipid accumulation; apoptosis; PPAR mRNA expression; ER-negative breast cancer chrysin; cell growth inhibition; lipid accumulation; apoptosis; PPAR mRNA expression; ER-negative breast cancer
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Hong, T.B.; Rahumatullah, A.; Yogarajah, T.; Ahmad, M.; Yin, K.B. Potential Effects of Chrysin on MDA-MB-231 Cells. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1057-1069.

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