Liarozole potentiates the cancer chemopreventive activity of and the up-regulation of gap junctional communication and connexin43 expression by retinoic acid and beta-carotene in 10T1/2 cells.

@article{Acevedo1995LiarozolePT,
  title={Liarozole potentiates the cancer chemopreventive activity of and the up-regulation of gap junctional communication and connexin43 expression by retinoic acid and beta-carotene in 10T1/2 cells.},
  author={P Acevedo and John S. Bertram},
  journal={Carcinogenesis},
  year={1995},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={
          2215-22
        }
}
Liarozole has been reported to inhibit P450 enzymes responsible for the catabolism of retinoic acid. This suggests that it may increase the effectiveness of cancer chemopreventive agents, such as retinoic acid, and pro-vitamin A carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, which may yield retinoids. To test this we have utilized the 10T1/2 cell assay system of neoplastic transformation. Simultaneous treatment with Liarozole (10(-5) M) potentiated by a factor of 1000 the ability of low concentrations of… 

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