Genistein modulates prostate epithelial cell proliferation via estrogen- and extracellular signal-regulated kinase-dependent pathways.

@article{Wang2006GenisteinMP,
  title={Genistein modulates prostate epithelial cell proliferation via estrogen- and extracellular signal-regulated kinase-dependent pathways.},
  author={Xingya Wang and Elizabeth A. Clubbs and Joshua Ari Bomser},
  journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={204-10}
}
Epidemiological evidence suggests that consumption of soy is associated with a decreased risk for prostate cancer. Genistein, the most abundant isoflavone present in soy, is thought to be responsible, in part, for these anticancer effects. The present study examined the effects of genistein on cellular proliferation, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) activity and apoptosis in a nontumorigenic human prostate epithelial cell line (RWPE-1). Low concentrations of genistein (0-12.5… CONTINUE READING