Effect of sodium butyrate on alpha-fetoprotein gene expression in rat hepatoma cells in vitro.

Abstract

Sodium butyrate has been reported to induce cellular differentiation and reduce the tumorigenicity of certain tumor cells. We have examined the effects of butyrate on alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) gene expression in 7777 and McA-RH8994 rat hepatoma cells and have found that nontoxic concentrations of the drug decrease AFP mRNA levels in both cell lines. However… (More)

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