Analysis Of Epigenetic Effects Of Genistein On Cancer Cells In Culture

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dc.contributor.author Zolkoske, Jonathon
dc.contributor.author Kang, Yutong
dc.contributor.author Hornick, Madeleine
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-19T14:55:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-19T14:55:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-19T14:55:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1552
dc.description Mentor: Dr. Pramod B. Mahajan en_US
dc.description.abstract The overall objective of our research project is to analyze the anti-proliferative effects of genistein, an isoflavonoid found in soybeans. Soy products, including our compound genistein, have received new marketability as a health supplement because of their anti-oxidative properties. Recent studies have documented other biological effects of genistein including anti-carcinogenic effects on certain types of cancers. Mechanisms of such anti-proliferative effects have not been fully elucidated. Specifically the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the anti-neoplastic activity of genistein is poorly defined. This project explores the effect on genistein on acetylation/deacetylation of histones in two breast cancer cell lines. Such analysis is anticipated to aid pharmacotherapeutic applications of genistein. However, it is still unclear if genistein expresses its epigenetic modifications independently of the estrogen receptor pathway. We hypothesize that genistein produces its effects via an epigenetic mechanism in an estrogen receptor dependent/independent model. Clarifying the molecular mechanism by which Genistein acts epigenetically will increase its potential use as an anti-cancer pharmacotherapy. Therefore, we will be evaluating the histone modifications, specifically acetylation/deacetylation, of genistein treated HTB-19(ER-negative) and HTB-20(ER-positive) breast cancer cells using an anti-acetyl lysine antibody in order to detect acetylated histones. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical & Administrative Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS 2011;3
dc.subject Genistein--Analysis en_US
dc.subject Cancer cells en_US
dc.title Analysis Of Epigenetic Effects Of Genistein On Cancer Cells In Culture en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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