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R-flurbiprofen, a novel nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, decreases cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in pituitary adenoma cells in vitro.
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PMID:  21938529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
R-flurbiprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug derivative, has been shown to inhibit colonic adenoma formation in mice. We investigated the effects of R-flurbiprofen on cell proliferation and apoptosis in pituitary adenoma cell lines. GH4C1 rat pituitary cell line cultures and low-passage human primary pituitary cell cultures were treated with varying concentrations of R-flurbiprofen (0.1-1.0 mM). R-flurbiprofen inhibited cell proliferation in a dose-dependent fashion. A terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling assay and chromatin condensation/dead cell apoptosis assay demonstrated induction of apoptosis at higher concentrations of R-flurbiprofen. R-flurbiprofen decreases cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in pituitary adenoma cells in vitro. This may be a potential therapy in the management of pituitary adenoma.
James K Liu; Smruti K Patel; David L Gillespie; Kum Whang; William T Couldwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7373     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309335     Medline TA:  J Neurooncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA,
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