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Id: 3,922 (click here to show other Interactions for entry)
Diseases: Diabetes mellitus, type II - [OMIM]
Insulin resistance
Homo sapiens
BTO:0000093 MCF-7 cell
Reference: Duncan RE et al.(2005) Regulation of HMG-CoA reductase in MCF-7 cells by genistein, EPA, and DHA, alone and in combination with mevastatin Cancer Lett. 224: 221-228 [PMID: 15914273]

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Comment Treatment of MCF-7 cells with mevastatin alone resulted in a 10- to 15-fold induction of HMG-CoA reductase activity in association with a 2.5- to 3.5-fold induction of HMG-CoA reductase mRNA expression. Genistein significantly abrogated the induction of reductase, the activity of which was 40% lower in cells treated concomitantly with genistein and mevastatin compared to cells treated with mevastatin alone. Reductase mRNA, measured by real-time PCR, was unchanged by genistein in mevastatin-treated cells. This indicates that down-regulation of reductase activity by genistein in these cells was mediated entirely through post-transcriptional events.
Formal Description
Interaction-ID: 39828

drug/chemical compound


increases_expression of



in MCF-7 breast cancer cells
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