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Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) mediates the action of gamma linolenic acid in breast cancer cells.

Jiang, Wen Guo, Redfern, Amanda Jane, Bryce, R. P. and Mansel, Robert Edward 2000. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma) mediates the action of gamma linolenic acid in breast cancer cells. Prostaglandins Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids 62 (2) , pp. 119-127. 10.1054/plef.1999.0131

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Abstract

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, which induces cytotoxicity and regulates cell adhesion in cancer cells. The molecular mechanism of these actions is not clear. We have shown that GLA acts via peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPARs), by stimulating their phosphorylation and translocation to the nucleus. Removing PPARγ with antisense oligos abolished the effect of GLA on the expression of adhesion molecules and tumour suppressor genes, whereas removal of PPARα had no effect. Tissues from patients with breast cancer showed a reduction of expression of both PPARs in cancer tissues, as compared with normal. Thus, PPARγ serves as the receptor for GLA in the regulation of gene expression in breast cancer cells.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0952-3278
Date of Acceptance: 2 December 1999
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:59
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/88806

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