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Ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma induce apoptosis in multiple myeloma.

The activation of proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma) by its natural and synthetic ligands induces apoptosis in several tumor cell lines, including malignant B-lineage cells. We investigated whether treatment with pioglitazone (PGZ), rosiglitazone (RGZ) or 15-deoxy-Delta12,14-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) inhibited tumor cell growth in five human multiple myeloma cell lines (LP-1, U-266, RPMI-8226-S, OPM-2 and IM-9) and human bone marrow myeloma cells expressing PPAR-gamma protein. MTT assays revealed growth arrest induced by the natural activator of PPAR-gamma 15d-PGJ2 and a lower antiproliferative effect with thiazolidinediones (PGZ and RGZ) in a dose-dependent manner. Induction of apoptosis was indicated by Annexin-V staining. At a dose of 50 microM, 15d-PGJ2 led to a high rate of apoptosis in all cell lines (60-92%). Furthermore, induction of apoptosis in sorted bone marrow plasma cells from myeloma patients was detected. Thiazolidinediones comprise anti-myeloma activity in vitro and should be explored further for the treatment of multiple myeloma.[1]


  1. Ligands of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma induce apoptosis in multiple myeloma. Eucker, J., Bängeroth, K., Zavrski, I., Krebbel, H., Zang, C., Heider, U., Jakob, C., Elstner, E., Possinger, K., Sezer, O. Anticancer Drugs (2004) [Pubmed]
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