Comparative Study of Rapamycin and Temsirolimus Demonstrates Superimposable Anti-Tumour Potency on Prostate Cancer Cells

Paolo Fagone, Marco Donia, Katia Mangano, Cinzia Quattrocchi, Santa Mammana, Marinella Coco, Massimo Libra, James A. Mccubrey, Ferdinando Nicoletti*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde
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Abstract

Rapamycin is a macrocyclic lactone currently used for the treatment of cancer and for the prevention of transplant rejection. The primary pharmacological mode of action of rapamycin occurs through the inhibition (blocking) of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). By doing so, rapamycin interferes with the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt-mTOR axis that controls several cellular functions involving cell growth, proliferation and angiogenesis. The frequent activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway in advanced prostate cancer has provided a rationale for the use of mTOR inhibitors in this setting. We carried out a comparative study on the effects of rapamycin and temsirolimus on the in vitro and in vivo growth of the prostate cancer cell lines, LnCap and PC3. Our results demonstrate that rapamycin and temsirolimus exert similar in vitro and in vivo anti-proliferative effects against prostate cancer cells.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBasic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Vol/bind112
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)63-69
Antal sider7
ISSN1742-7835
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa

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