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International Journal of Pharmacology
Year: 2009  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 273 - 276

Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. Methanolic Extract Enhances the Anti-Proliferative Effects of Tamoxifen on Human Hormone Dependent Breast Cancer

H.B. Sahib, Z. Ismail, N.H. Othman and A.M.S. Abdul Majid    

Abstract: Estrogen Receptor (ER+) antagonist, Tamoxifen (TMX), is widely used in the treatment of the hormone responsive breast cancer. However, the common occurrence of resistance after prolonged treatment of TMX hampers its effectiveness. Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. (OS) is a common herb found in South East Asia and is used traditionally to treat various types of ailments. The aim of this study was to determine whether the methanolic extract of Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. (MEOS), that had been proven in previous study to act as anti-angiogenic agents, enhance the anticancer efficacy of ER+ antagonists. In this study methanolic extract of (MEOS) was treated to MCF-7 hormone sensitive breast cancer cell line with the addition of TMX. MEOS showed no significant cytotoxic effect towards MCF-7 when used alone, however when combined with TMX, the anti proliferative activity of the combination increased five fold higher when compared to the anti-proliferative activity of singly treated TMX. The result suggests that MEOS synergistically enhance the activity of TMX against hormone responsive breast cancer cells in vitro and may prove to be useful for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

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