New T47D breast cancer cell lines for the independent study of progesterone B- and A-receptors: only antiprogestin-occupied B-receptors are switched to transcriptional agonists by cAMP.

Abstract

Because progesterone antagonists are growth inhibitors, they are in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of breast cancer. However, when cellular cAMP levels are elevated, some antiprogestins inappropriately activate transcription. We have proposed that hormone "resistance" may result from such unintended stimulation of breast cancer by antagonists… (More)

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