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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.118, No.2, p.101-106, 2017

Title: The effect of vitamin D on MCF-7 breast cancer cell metabolism
Author: B. Saracligil, B. Ozturk, A. Unlu, S. Abusoglu, G. Tekin

Abstract: The role of vitamin D in calcium absorption and bone health is known. The studies revealed that vitamin D modulates breast cancer cell growth and it is also associated with a reduced breast cancer risk. The primary objective of this study was to highlight the metabolic effect of Vitamin D on MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. For that purpose, we checked the apoptosis, energy, amino-acid and acylcarnitine levels in cancer cells, that the study propose, that 1α, 25(OH)2D3 could inhibit cell growth in a dose and time dependent manner. IC50 dose was calculated as 145 nM for vitamin D. We observed the apoptosis level in vitamin D groups, which were 18, 28 and 38.5 % at 24, 48 and 72 hours, respectively. During metabolic screening analysis, it was observed that glutamine, methionine and glutamic acid levels were treated more by Vitamin D groups in cell line and also, that acylcarnitine level was increased in 24 and 48 hour groups when compared to the control, but decreased in 72 hours. Further studies are needed to analyze the role of amino acids and acylcarnitines for early apoptosis and cancer metabolism (Tab. 2, Fig. 4, Ref. 24).

Keywords: vitamin D, apoptosis, energy, amino-acid and acylcarnitine levels
Published online: 16-Feb-2017
Year: 2017, Volume: 118, Issue: 2 Page From: 101, Page To: 106

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