Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 347–351 | Cite as

Sulforaphane inhibited tumor necrosis factor-α induced migration and invasion in estrogen receptor negative human breast cancer cells

  • Cheng Bao
  • Jiwon Ko
  • Hyun-Chang Park
  • Min Chae Kim
  • Jongkee Kim
  • Joong-Hyuck Auh
  • Hong Jin LeeEmail author
Research Note


Sulforaphane significantly (p<0.05) inhibited tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α induced cellular migration and invasion in human breast cancer cells, compared with controls. mRNA and protein expressions of MMPs, including MMP-2, MMP-9, and MMP-13, and the enzymatic activities of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were suppressed by sulforaphane treatments at 1, 5, and 10 μM concentration in cells. Sulforaphane should be considered as a potent agent for retardation of mammary tumorigenesis.


breast cancer invasion matrix metalloproteinase migration sulforaphane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng Bao
    • 1
  • Jiwon Ko
    • 1
  • Hyun-Chang Park
    • 1
  • Min Chae Kim
    • 1
  • Jongkee Kim
    • 2
  • Joong-Hyuck Auh
    • 1
  • Hong Jin Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyChung-Ang UniversityAnseong, GyeonggiKorea
  2. 2.Department of Integrative Plant ScienceChung-Ang UniversityAnseong, GyeonggiKorea

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