Anti-Cancer Acitivity of Etodolac and Its Derivatives on Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines

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Koçyiğit Sevinç S. , Orun O., Mega Tiber P., Süzgün P., Küçükgüzel Ş. G.

Other, pp.1-4, 2018

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents. This family of drugs suppresses prostaglandin synthesis through inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes. Recent studies showed that anti-carcinogenic effects of these drugs are especially mediated by COX-2 enzyme. Etodolac is a COX-2 inhibitor and though not perfectly selective, it exhibits “preferential selectivity” for COX-2. In this study, the anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of etodolac and its hydrazone or triazole derivatives (SGK 206 and SGK 242, respectively), were investigated on prostate cancer cell line PC-3 and human colorectal carcinoma cell line HT-29. Our data showed that SGK 206 and SGK 242 were more effective in the inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis compared to etodolac in both cell lines.