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Br J Cancer. 1997;76(8):1017-20.

Vitamin D receptors and anti-proliferative effects of vitamin D derivatives in human pancreatic carcinoma cells in vivo and in vitro.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK.

Abstract

The GER human pancreatic carcinoma cell line possesses receptors for 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. We report that the vitamin D analogue EB 1089 inhibits the growth of these cells in vitro and when grown as tumour xenografts in immunodeficient mice. Tumour-bearing mice were given EB 1089 at a dose of 5 microg kg(-1) body weight i.p. thrice weekly for 4-6 weeks. Tumour growth was significantly inhibited in treated animals compared with controls in the absence of hypercalcaemia. These findings may have therapeutic implications in pancreatic cancer.

PMID:
9376260
PMCID:
PMC2228083
DOI:
10.1038/bjc.1997.501
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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