The antiproliferative effect of serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and serotonin antagonists has been demonstrated in prostate tumors. Since Hypericum perforatum components act as serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and exert cytotoxic effects on several human cancer cell lines, in this work we analyzed the effect of a treatment with Hypericum perforatum extract (HPE) on the growth of human prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. This study highlighted a significant reduction of tumor growth and number of metastasis suggesting that this natural compound may be useful in the treatment of prostate cancer.
|Titolo:||Hypericum perforatum methanolic extract inhibits growth of human prostatic carcinoma cell line orthotopically implanted in nude mice.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
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