Breast Cancer Res Treat 2010 Oct 11;123(3):709-24. Epub 2009 Dec 11.
Laboratory of Hormonal Carcinogenesis, Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine, National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), 1428 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
To evaluate the extent to which each estrogen receptor (ER) subtype contributes to the stimulation or to the inhibition of mammary tumor growth, we evaluated the effects of specific agonists in MC4-L2 cells, which are stimulated by 17β-estradiol (E(2)), and in mammary carcinomas of the MPA mouse breast cancer model, which are inhibited by E(2). Both express ERα and ERβ. In MC4-L2 cells, 4,4',4"-(4-propyl-(1H)-pyrazole-1,3,5-triyl)trisphenol (PPT; ERα agonist) and (4-hydroxy-phenyl)-propionitrile (DPN; ERβ agonist) stimulated cell proliferation, whereas the opposite occurred in C4-HI primary cultures. Read More