Navigation Links
Bionovo Elucidates Mechanism of Breast Cancer Control by Estrogen Receptor Beta
Date:6/16/2008

- Results Presented at Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting -

SAN FRANCISCO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) today announced results on the role of estrogen receptor beta in breast cancer growth regulation. The data, which were presented at the Endocrine Society 90th Annual Meeting, showed that in breast cancer cells the activation of GADD45 gene via the estrogen receptor beta results in growth arrest.

"Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women, and the most fatal form of cancer in younger women," said Dr. Dale Leitman, from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. "It has been demonstrated that estrogens increase the risk of breast cancer while non-selective SERMs reduce that risk. This study shows that estrogen receptor beta stops the growth of breast cancer cells by increasing GADD45. The activation of this gene blocks the activation of important genes that stimulate the growth of cancer cells. This pathway might be an important target for drugs that selectively regulate estrogen receptor beta."

The study was conducted by investigators at The Center for Reproductive Science in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco in collaboration with scientists at Bionovo.

"Understanding how estrogen receptor beta controls breast cancer cells growth is very important for future development of safe therapies for a variety of oncology and gynecological conditions," said Isaac Cohen, Bionovo's chairman and chief executive officer. "This discovery further demonstrates the potential of Bionovo's pipeline of selective estrogen beta modulators."

About Bionovo

Bionovo is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, which are markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clinical trials, Bionovo believes they have discovered new classes of drug candidates within their rich pipeline with the potential to be leaders in their markets. Bionovo is headquartered in Emeryville, California and is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol, "BNVI". For more information about Bionovo and its programs, visit http://www.bionovo.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to the business of Bionovo, Inc. that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties relating to product development, efficacy and safety, regulatory actions or delays, the ability to obtain or maintain patent or other proprietary intellectual property protection, market acceptance, physician acceptance, third party reimbursement, future capital requirements, competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. Bionovo, Inc. is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Bionovo, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Bionovos Drug Candidate for Menopausal Symptoms Shows Effect on Neural Pathways Related to Temperature Regulation
2. Bionovo Discovers New Estrogen Regulatory Elements for Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis Drugs
3. Bionovo Announces Publication of the Paper Detailing the Mechanism of Action of Its Cancer Drug BZL101
4. Bionovo Announces Positive Developments in On-going Phase 1/2 Cancer Drug Trial
5. Genmab A/S - Company Announcement: Novel Insights into HuMax-EGFr Mechanisms of Action Published in PNAS
6. Peregrine Researchers Present New Preclinical Data at AACR Annual Meeting Confirming Unique Anti-Tumor Mechanism of Bavituximab
7. Novel Mechanism for Long-Term Learning Identified by Carnegie Mellon Researchers
8. Synvista Collaboration Demonstrates in Preclinical Studies the Mechanism for Defective Cholesterol Transport in Patients with Diabetes
9. Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation
10. Sarasotas Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes
11. Furamidine Found to Inhibit a Key Enzyme Involved in Cancer Cell DNA Repair Mechanisms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/7/2017)... June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX ... Phase 2 trials of its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle ... age have been published in the journal Vaccine ... shared in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced ... Novavax is developing the RSV F Vaccine with the goal ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy ... the United States . The Raizer is ... a fallen person up to an almost-standing position ... and operated by one assistant and does not ... is simple enough that a child can operate it, ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... , June 1, 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings ... Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma Group have ... Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group ... the option to acquire the entire company. ... KD. They are committed to growing the NH companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... is Men’s Health Month and the focus is on prostate cancer. Second only ... and the third most common cause of cancer related death today; lung cancer remains in ... diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Those at highest risk are men ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and Erie Convention Center on June 8-10. ... exhibits, a student quiz bowl, award and scholarship presentations, and professional networking. ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... The weather is heating up ... Home and business owners should be aware that the summer months provide more than ... mechanical locks and keys can be negatively affected from direct exposure to the sun. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode ... of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers ... RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... (ANRF) has earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity ... ANRF in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):