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BACKGROUNDS Statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) have proven therapeutic and preventive effects on cardiovascular diseases. Preclinical evidence demonstrates tumor-suppressive effects of statins in several human neoplasias, including breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, antineoplastic effects of simvastatin(More)
The present experiment aims to evaluate tumor suppressive effects of a selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) celecoxib (Celebrex, Pfizer) administered alone and in combination with melatonin in the prevention of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (NMU)-induced mammary carcinogenesis in Sprague-Dawley female rats. Celecoxib was administered daily at a(More)
In this paper the chemopreventive effect of peroral antidiabetic metformin in mammary carcinogenesis in female Sprague-Dawley rats was evaluated. Mammary carcinogenesis was induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (NMU) administered in two intraperitoneal doses each per 50 mg/kg b.w. between 43.-55. postnatal days. Metformin was administered in drinking water (at(More)
Previous studies in the field of cancer research have suggested a possible role for statins in the reduction of risk in certain malignancies. The purpose of these studies was to examine the chemopreventive effects of pravastatin alone and in combination with pineal hormone melatonin in the N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary carcinogenesis model.(More)
The results of experimental studies have indicated the pleiotropic effects of statins in organism, e.g. the influence on cell cycle, apoptosis or angiogenesis. In this study, the effects of simvastatin on selected parameters of apoptosis and proliferation in chemocarcinogen-induced mammary tumorigenesis in female rats were determined. Simvastatin was(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of prolonged melatonin administration on chosen metabolic and hormonal variables in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats. Melatonin was administered in tap water (4 microg/ml) daily from the 6th month of age. Rats were fed a standard type of diet ad libitum and were kept in a light regimen L:D--12:12h. The(More)
Data available from in-vitro and in-vivo studies suggest oncostatic properties of peroral antidiabetics, thiazolidinediones, in many types of cancer. This study is the first report on the chemopreventive effect of pioglitazone in mammary carcinogenesis in rats. Mammary carcinogenesis was induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea administered in two intraperitoneal(More)
On the basis of preclinical and clinical evidence, statins lead to risk reduction of several types of neoplasia including breast cancer. This study is the first report on the preventive effects of fluvastatin in experimental breast cancer in vivo. In this experiment, the antineoplastic effects of fluvastatin in the chemoprevention of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Chemopreventive activity of a new probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum LS/07 (PRO) and prebiotic oligofructose-enriched inulin (PRE) in rat mammary carcinogenesis induced by procarcinogen 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene has been reported before. This study evaluated the anticancer and immunomodulatory efficacy of PRO, PRE, PRO+PRE(More)
Our previous results indicated significant tumor-suppressive effects of different statins in rat mammary carcinogenesis. The purpose of this experiment was to examine the chemopreventive effects of Pitavastatin alone and in combination with the pineal hormone melatonin in the model of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary carcinogenesis in female(More)