Comparison of the effects of genistein and amsacrine on leukemia cell proliferation.


Genistein is an inhibitor of the enzymes protein tyrosine kinase and topoisomerase-II. It induces G2-phase arrest in human Jurkat and murine P388 leukemia cells at concentrations at which it is also cytotoxic. The effects of genistein have been investigated on Jurkat and P388 leukemia sublines that manifest multidrug resistance. Cells that possess altered… (More)