Journal article

Novel vitamin D analogues; cytotoxic and anti-proliferative activity against a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cell line and B-cells from healthy donors.

Paweł Kozielewicz, Gillian Grafton, Andrzej Kutner, S John Curnow, John Gordon, Nicholas M Barnes

The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Published : 2016

Abstract

Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, 1,25D3) and vitamin D side-chain modified analogs (VDAs) have gained considerable attention as potential drugs in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), yet studies of the impact of 1,25D3 and VDAs upon other haematological malignancies are more limited. To address this gap in knowledge, we have examined the action of 1,25D3 and VDAs on a human cell line (DOHH2, K422) typifying diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and also peripheral blood B-cells isolated from healthy donors. 1,25D3 and certain VDAs displayed moderate cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic actions upon DLBCL cells. 1,25D3 and VDAs (100nM) caused the death of approximately 40% DOHH2 cells ..

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