Mahanine disrupts the interaction of pAkt with DNMT1 and DNMT3B and constitutively active Akt (CA-Akt) stabilizes their cellular levels in the presence of mahanine. A. and B. LNCaP cells were treated with MG132 with or without 20 μM mahanine for 24 hours and the cell homogenates were subjected to co-immunoprecipitation (IP) for DNMT1 or DNMT3B and immunoblotted (IB) for phosphor-serine (pSer), pAkt, total Akt, DNMT1 and DNMT3B. C. BPH1 cells were transfected with an empty vector or a constitutively active Akt (CA-Akt) expression vector for 24 hours then were treated with or without mahanine (10 μM) for another 24 hours. Levels of total Akt, pAkt, DNMT1 and DNMT3B proteins were measured through Western blots. β-actin was used as a loading control. Quantitative estimations of relative levels of DNMT1 and DNMT3B proteins were determined by densitometric measurements of immunoblots from three independent experiments after normalization with β-actin. Columns, mean; bars, SEM. *p < 0.05, significantly different from DMSO treated control.