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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448931/effects-of-different-extracts-of-curcumin-on-tpc1-papillary-thyroid-cancer-cell-line
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Angelica Perna, Antonio De Luca, Laura Adelfi, Tammaro Pasquale, Bruno Varriale, Teresa Esposito
BACKGROUND: The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. The vast majority of TCs (> 90%) originate from follicular cells and are defined as differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) and the two histological subtypes are the papillary TC with its variants and the follicular TC. Curcumin possesses a wide variety of biological functions, and thanks to its properties, it has gained considerable attention due to its profound medicinal values (Prasad, Gupta, Tyagi, and Aggarwal, Biotechnol Adv 32:1053-1064, 2014)...
February 15, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413610/genipin-stabilized-caseinatehitosan-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-stability-and-anti-cancer-activity-of-curcumin
#2
Muhamad Alif Razi, Rie Wakabayashi, Yoshiro Tahara, Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya
Nanoparticles formed by the assembly of protein and polysaccharides are of great interest for the delivery of hydrophobic molecules. Herein, the formation of genipin-crosslinked nanoparticles from caseinate (CS) and chitosan (CH) is reported for the delivery of curcumin, a polyphenolic compound from turmeric, to cells. Genipin-crosslinked CS-CH nanoparticles (G-CCNPs) having a diameter of ∼250 nm and a low polydispersity index showed excellent stability over a wide pH range, as indicated by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopic measurements...
January 31, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408497/a-transcriptomic-analysis-of-turmeric-curcumin-represses-the-expression-of-cholesterol-biosynthetic-genes-and-synergizes-with-simvastatin
#3
Linda Saxe Einbond, Fabiana Manservisi, Hsan-Au Wu, Michael Balick, Victoria Antonetti, Andrea Vornoli, Ilaria Menghetti, Fiorella Belpoggi, Stephen Redenti, Alan Roter
The spice turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) has a long history of use as an anti-inflammatory agent. The active component curcumin induces a variety of diverse biological effects and forms a series of degradation and metabolic products in vivo. Our hypothesis is that the field of toxicogenomics provides tools that can be used to characterize the mode of action and toxicity of turmeric components and to predict turmeric-drug interactions. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated for 4 days with turmeric root containing about 3% curcumin (comparable to what people consume in the fresh or dried root) or a fraction of turmeric enriched for curcumin (∼74%) and liver tissue collected for gene expression analysis...
February 2, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404861/therapeutic-potential-of-curcumin-in-major-retinal-pathologies
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REVIEW
Krishi V Peddada, A'sha Brown, Vivek Verma, Marcella Nebbioso
PURPOSE: The retina is continually exposed to free radicals from its rich blood supply, numerous mitochondria, and photons of light which strike its surface. Most pathological processes that take place in the retina, such as inflammation, cell apoptosis, or angiogenesis, can hence involve free radicals directly or indirectly.  Since inflammatory and oxidative stress pathways underlie retinal pathology, compounds that address these factors are therefore natural choices for treatment. This review article summarizes and provides commentary on curcumin's therapeutic potential use in ophthalmology with principal focus on retinal dosorders...
February 5, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374713/maspin-enhances-the-anticancer-activity-of-curcumin-in-hormone-refractory-prostate-cancer-cells
#5
Wan-Li Cheng, Chien-Yu Huang, Cheng-Jeng Tai, Yu-Jia Chang, Chin-Sheng Hung
BACKGROUND/AIM: Androgen deprivation therapy remains the principal treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer, though, most patients will eventually develop hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). Androgen ablation mediated maspin-induction has been identified in cancer patients. However, the role of maspin on the anticancer activity of curcumin derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa) in HRPC cells has not been elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anticancer action of curcumin in hormone-independent prostate cancer cells (DU145, and PC-3) was determined by measures of cell survival rate...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370243/inhibition-of-ev71-by-curcumin-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Hsing-I Huang, Chi-Chong Chio, Jhao-Yin Lin
EV71 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the Picornaviridae family. EV71 infection may cause various symptoms ranging from hand-foot-and-mouth disease to neurological pathological conditions such as aseptic meningitis, ataxia, and acute transverse myelitis. There is currently no effective treatment or vaccine available. Various compounds have been examined for their ability to restrict EV71 replication. However, most experiments have been performed in rhabdomyosarcoma or Vero cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368356/superior-anticancer-activity-is-demonstrated-by-total-extract-of-curcuma-longa-l-as-opposed-to-individual-curcuminoids-separated-by-centrifugal-partition-chromatography
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Wirginia Kukula-Koch, Aneta Grabarska, Jarogniew Łuszczki, Lidia Czernicka, Ewa Nowosadzka, Ewelina Gumbarewicz, Agata Jarząb, Gregoire Audo, Shakti Upadhyay, Kazimierz Głowniak, Andrzej Stepulak
Three curcuminoids: bisdemethoxycurcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and curcumin from turmeric were successfully separated by a high capacity solvent system composed of heptane: chloroform: methanol: water mixture (5: 6: 3: 2 v/v/v/v) tailored for centrifugal partition chromatographs at K-values of 0.504, 1.057, 1.644, respectively. These three ferulic acid derivatives obtained at a purity rate exceeding 95% were analysed by an HPLC-MS spectrometer. Turmeric extract inhibited the proliferation/viability of A549 human lung cancer, HT29 colon cancer, and T98G glioblastoma cell lines in (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) tetrazolium reduction assay (MTT)...
January 24, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361519/curcumin-and-derivatives-function-through-protein-phosphatase-2a-and-presenilin-orthologues-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
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Marco Cocorocchio, Amy J Baldwin, Balint Stewart, Lou Kim, Adrian J Harwood, Christopher R L Thompson, Paul L R Andrews, Robin S B Williams
Natural compounds often have complex molecular structures and unknown molecular targets. These characteristics make them difficult to analyse using a classical pharmacological approach. Curcumin, the main curcuminoid of turmeric, is a complex molecule possessing wide-ranging biological activities, cellular mechanisms and roles in potential therapeutic treatment including Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Here, we investigate the physiological effects and molecular targets of curcumin in Dictyostelium discoideum We show curcumin causes acute effects on cell behaviour, reduces cell growth, and slows multicellular development...
December 28, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346317/liposomal-tricurin-a-synergistic-combination-of-curcumin-epicatechin-gallate-and-resveratrol-repolarizes-tumor-associated-microglia-macrophages-and-eliminates-glioblastoma-gbm-and-gbm-stem-cells
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Sumit Mukherjee, Juliet N E Baidoo, Samay Sampat, Andrew Mancuso, Lovena David, Leah S Cohen, Shuiqin Zhou, Probal Banerjee
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a deadly brain tumor with a current mean survival of 12-15 months. Despite being a potent anti-cancer agent, the turmeric ingredient curcumin (C) has limited anti-tumor efficacy in vivo due to its low bioavailability. We have reported earlier a strategy involving the use two other polyphenols, epicatechin gallate (E) from green tea and resveratrol (R) from red grapes at a unique, synergistic molar ratio with C (C:E:R: 4:1:12.5, termed TriCurin) to achieve superior potency against HPV+ tumors than C alone at C:E:R (μM): 32:8:100 (termed 32 μM+ TriCurin)...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339227/a-novel-biphenolic-ligand-for-selective-mg2-and-zn2-ions-sensing-followed-by-colorimetric-spectroscopic-and-cell-imaging-methods
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Palanisamy Uma Maheswari, Duraisamy Renuga, H L Jeeva Kumari, Kandasamy Ruckmani
The (E)-2-((2-hydrohy-5-methylphenylimino) methyl) phenol ligand was synthesized. The receptor was characterized by IR, 1H and 13C NMR and CHN analysis. The ligand exhibits colorimetric and fluorometric sensing of Zn2+ and Mg2+ ions in semi-aqueous medium (DMSO-H2O). The receptor was tested with series of transition metal ions (Cr2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) and heavy metal ions (Sn2+, Pd2+, Ce2+, Hg2+, Cd2+) and the essential human body elements like Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+ and K+ ions. The naked eye colorimetric sensing was absorbed only for Zn2+ and Mg2+...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318975/evaluation-of-the-antiproliferative-activity-of-some-nanoparticulate-essential-oils-formulated-in-microemulsion-on-selected-human-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Ahmed Abd-Rabou, Amr E Edris
BACKGROUND: Essential oils (EOs) are natural volatile plant extract that have different biological activities including antiproliferative potentials. OBJECTIVE: the current study aims at evaluating the antiproliferative activities of six EOs in their neat state compared to their nanoparticulate form after fabrication in microemulsion against some cancer cell lines. The EOs included marjoram (Origanum majorana), turmeric (Curcuma longa), sweet basil (Ocimum basillicum), clove buds (Syzygium aromaticum), geranium (plargonium graviolenis), and black cumin (Nigella sativa)...
January 10, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258259/regulation-of-polyamine-metabolism-by-curcumin-for-cancer-prevention-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Tracy Murray-Stewart, Robert A Casero
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), the natural polyphenol responsible for the characteristic yellow pigment of the spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), is traditionally known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties. Capable of affecting the initiation, promotion, and progression of carcinogenesis through multiple mechanisms, curcumin has potential utility for both chemoprevention and chemotherapy. In human cancer cell lines, curcumin has been shown to decrease ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity, a rate-limiting enzyme in polyamine biosynthesis that is frequently upregulated in cancer and other rapidly proliferating tissues...
December 18, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223538/curcumin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-through-mild-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-such-as-bmp2-on-osteoblast-cells
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Hyo-Eun Son, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Gu Jang
AIMS: Curcumin (diferuloylmethane or [1E,6E]-1,7-bis[4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl]-1,6heptadiene-3,5-dione) is a phenolic natural product derived from the rhizomes of the turmeric plant, Curcuma longa. It is reported to have various biological actions such as anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. However, the molecular mechanism of osteoblast differentiation by curcumin has not yet been reported. MAIN METHODS: The cytotoxicity of curcumin was identified using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
December 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192329/oral-curcumin-for-radiation-dermatitis-a-urcc-ncorp-study-of-686-breast-cancer-patients
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Julie Ryan Wolf, Charles E Heckler, Joseph J Guido, Anita R Peoples, Jennifer S Gewandter, Marilyn Ling, Vincent P Vinciguerra, Thomas Anderson, Lisa Evans, James Wade, Alice P Pentland, Gary R Morrow
PURPOSE: Despite advances in medical technology, radiation dermatitis occurs in 95% of patients receiving radiation therapy (RT) for cancer. Currently, there is no standard and effective treatment for the prevention or control of radiation dermatitis. The goal of the study was to determine the efficacy of oral curcumin, one of the biologically active components in turmeric, at reducing radiation dermatitis severity (RDS) at the end of RT, using the RDS scale, compared to placebo. METHODS: This was a multisite, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 686 breast cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168653/utilizing-biomarkers-in-colorectal-cancer-an-interview-with-ajay-goel
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Ajay Goel
Ajay Goel, PhD, is a Professor and Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Research, and Director, Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology, at the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr Goel has spent more than 20 years researching cancer and has been the lead author or contributor to over 240 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. He is also a primary inventor on more than 15 international patents aimed at developing various biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of gastrointestinal cancers...
November 23, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142426/in-silico-and-in-vitro-anticancer-activity-of-isolated-novel-marker-compound-from-chemically-modified-bioactive-fraction-from-curcuma-longa-nccl
#16
Arshi Naqvi, Richa Malasoni, Swati Gupta, Akansha Srivastava, Rishi R Pandey, Anil Kumar Dwivedi
Background: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is reported to possess wide array of biological activities. Herbal Medicament (HM) is a standardized hexane-soluble fraction of C. longa and is well known for its neuroprotective effect. Objective: In this study, we attempted to synthesize a novel chemically modified bioactive fraction from HM (NCCL) along with isolation and characterization of a novel marker compound (I). Materials and Methods: NCCL was prepared from HM...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141538/curcumin-a-natural-pan-hdac-inhibitor-in-cancer
#17
Sara Saffar Soflaei, Amir Abbas Momtazi, Muhammed Majeed, Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are a group of histone modification enzymes with pivotal role in disease pathogenesis especially in cancer development. Increased activity of certain types of HDACs and positive effects of HDAC inhibition has been shown in several types of cancers. Furthermore, few HDAC inhibitors have been approved by the FDA for cancer treatment, and this has generated interest in finding new HDAC inhibitors as potential anti-cancer agents. Curcumin, a natural polyphenol extracted from turmeric, is a safe and bioactive phytochemical with a wide range of molecular targets and pharmacological activities including promising anti-cancer properties...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114108/therapeutic-effects-of-curcumin-on-ultrasonic-morphological-characteristics-of-liver-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#18
Senada Selmanovic, Azijada Beganlic, Nizama Salihefendic, Farid Ljuca, Albina Softic, Elvisa Smajic
Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (METS) represent a simultaneous presence of multiple metabolic disorders in one person. Prevalence is increasing worldwide, which is probably related to increased obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Non-alcoholic steatosis or "fatty liver" is a metabolic disease caused by fat dysfunction. It can be a sign of some other disease, and can often be found in patients with metabolic disorders. Ultrasound is an acceptable method for the identification of fatty steatosis...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113871/oxidative-stress-and-dietary-phytochemicals-role-in-cancer-chemoprevention-and-treatment
#19
Shireen Chikara, Lokesh Dalasanur Nagaprashantha, Jyotsana Singhal, David Horne, Sanjay Awasthi, Sharad S Singhal
Several epidemiological observations have shown an inverse relation between consumption of plant-based foods, rich in phytochemicals, and incidence of cancer. Phytochemicals, secondary plant metabolites, via their antioxidant property play a key role in cancer chemoprevention by suppressing oxidative stress-induced DNA damage. In addition, they modulate several oxidative stress-mediated signaling pathways through their anti-oxidant effects, and ultimately protect cells from undergoing molecular changes that trigger carcinogenesis...
January 28, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102767/curcuzedoalide-contributes-to-the-cytotoxicity-of-curcuma-zedoaria-rhizomes-against-human-gastric-cancer-ags-cells-through-induction-of-apoptosis
#20
Eun Bee Jung, Tuy An Trinh, Tae Kyoung Lee, Noriko Yamabe, Ki Sung Kang, Ji Hoon Song, Sungyoul Choi, Sanghyun Lee, Tae Su Jang, Ki Hyun Kim, Gwi Seo Hwang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Curcuma zedoaria Roscoe (Zingiberaceae), also known as white turmeric or zedoaria, has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine to treat various cancers, and it possesses several sesquiterpenoid compounds. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of a methanolic (MeOH) extract of C. zedoaria rhizomes, as well as its active constituents, against gastric cancer, which is a frequently diagnosed cancer in South Korea...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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