The Effects of Ara-C, Simvastatin and combo therapy on energy metabolism of HL-60 promyolocytic leukemia cell lines


BOYUNAGA H., DİKMEN Z. G. , KENAR L., SAYGUN O., KELES H., URAL A. U. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.38, no.1, pp.31-36, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjb.2013.72792
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-36

Abstract

Objective: Cancer cells choose their metabolic pathway depending on the oxygen content and substrate concentration of the medium. A wide spectrum of therapeutic agents regulating the energy metabolism of cancer cells are in still in use. Cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) is a pyrimidine analogue used in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and simvastatin is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA) reductase, which regulates cholesterol biosynthesis. Thus, this study aimed to assess the energy metabolism of HL-60 promyelocytic leukemia cells and healthy white blood cells, additionally to determine the effects of simvastatin and Ara-C, alone or in combination on the energy metabolism of these cells.