Valproic acid restores ER alpha and antiestrogen sensitivity to ER alpha-negative breast cancer cells.

Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDIs) are valuable drugs in breast cancer where estrogen receptor alpha (ER alpha) can be silenced by epigenetic modifications. We report the effect of the clinically available HDI, valproic acid (VPA), on ER alpha expression and function in ER-negative breast cancer cells, MDA-MB-231. VPA induced ER alpha mRNA and protein… CONTINUE READING