Journal article

Zoledronic acid inhibits osteosarcoma growth in an orthotopic model

Crispin R Dass, Peter FM Choong

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2007


Zoledronic acid (ZOL) has been shown to reduce osteolysis in bone metastasis. Its efficacy in osteosarcoma has not been convincingly proved in a clinically relevant model for the disease. In vitro, ZOL decreased osteosarcoma cell proliferation, mainly due to an increase in apoptosis in a dose-dependent fashion. There was a decrease in cell migration at >or=10 micromol/L concentrations, but invasion was inhibited at a much lower dose of 0.1 micromol/L. Reverse transcription-PCR showed that ZOL overall caused an increased expression of osteocalcin and decreased expression of alkaline phosphatase, osteopontin, osteonectin, and vascular endothelial growth factor, with no change in expression of ..

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