Effect of Flavopiridol on Cell Cycle, Apoptosis and Biomolecule Structure Changes in Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Açıkgöz E., Guler G., ÖKTEM G.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.8, no.3, pp.275-281, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2019.3491
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-281


Objective: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small population in cancer, which are responsible for therapeutic resistance, relapse and metastasis. Flavopiridol has antitumor activity against various types of cancer cells. The mechanism of action of flavopiridol on CD44+/CD24- breast CSCs has not yet been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanism of action of flavopiridol on breast CSCs (BCSC) in terms of apoptosis, cell cycle and biomolecular changes.