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Juberiya M, Azeez and Hima , Sithul and Indhu, Hariharan and Sreekumar, Sreeja and Sreeharshan, Sreeja and M R, Pillai (2015) Progesterone regulates the proliferation of breast cancer cells - in vitro evidence. Drug design, development and therapy, 9. pp. 5987-99. ISSN 1177-8881

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Reports state that surgery performed at different phases of the menstrual cycle may significantly affect breast cancer treatment outcome. From previous studies, we identified differentially expressed genes in each menstrual cycle phase by microarray, then subjected them to functional in vitro analyses. Microarray studies disclosed genes that are upregulated in the luteal phase and follicular phase. TOB-1 is a tumor suppressor gene and was expressed exclusively in the luteal phase in our microarray study. Therefore, we further functionally characterized the protein product of TOB-1 in vitro. To our knowledge, no studies have yet been conducted on reactive oxygen species-regulated tumor suppressor interactions in accordance with the biphasic nature of progesterone. This work demonstrates that progesterone can produce reactive oxygen species in MCF-7 cells and that TOB-1 exerts a series of non-genomic interactions that regulate antiproliferative activity by modulating the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Furthermore, this study implicates PTEN as an interacting partner for TOB-1, which may regulate the downstream expression of cell cycle control protein p27 via multiple downstream signaling pathways of progesterone through a progesterone receptor, purely in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. These results support the hypothesis that surgery conducted during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle may facilitate improved patient survival.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: progesterone, reactive oxygen species, TOB-1, cell growth arrest
Subjects: Cancer Research
Depositing User: Central Library RGCB
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 08:45
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/80

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