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2002 | 49 | 1 | 59-65
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Dual effect of 2-methoxyestradiol on cell cycle events in human osteosarcoma 143B cells.

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We have demonstrated for the first time that the steroid metabolite, 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME) is a powerful growth inhibitor of human osteosarcoma 143 B cell line by pleiotropic mechanisms involving cell cycle arrest at two different points and apoptosis. The ability of 2-ME to inhibit cell cycle at the respective points has been found concentration dependent. 1 μM 2-ME inhibited cell cycle at G1 phase while 10 μM 2-ME caused G2/M cell cycle arrest. As a natural estrogen metabolite 2-ME is expected to perturb the stability of microtubules (MT) in vivo analogously to Taxol - the MT binding anticancer agent. Contrary to 2-ME, Taxol induced accumulation of osteosarcoma cells in G2/M phase of cell cycle only. The presented data strongly suggest two different mechanisms of cytotoxic action of 2-ME at the level of a single cell.
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49
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1
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59-65
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2002
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2001-11-13
revised
2002-01-09
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2002-02-07
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