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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095653/curcuma-longa-turmeric-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Vanessa Armenio Scontre, Janine Capobiango Martins, Claudia Vaz de Melo Sette, Haila Mutti, Daniel Cubero, Fernando Fonseca, Auro Del Giglio
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is common and frequently occurs in the first cycle of treatment in approximately 40% to 50% of patients who receive capecitabine. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine with clinical activity in various inflammatory conditions. Our objective was to evaluate whether turmeric was active for the prevention of capecitabine-induced HFS. We included patients older than 18 years of age without previous exposure to capecitabine who were scheduled to receive this medication...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081818/curcumin-induces-autophagy-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Yaping Zhu, Shurui Bu
OBJECTIVE: Curcumin is an active extract from turmeric. The aim of this study was to identify the underlying mechanism of curcumin on PCa cells and the role of autophagy in this process. METHODS: The inhibitory effect of curcumin on the growth of PANC1 and BxPC3 cell lines was detected by CCK-8 assay. Cell cycle distribution and apoptosis were tested by flow cytometry. Autophagosomes were tested by cell immunofluorescence assay. The protein expression was detected by Western blot...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048549/curcumin-sensitizes-pancreatic-cancer-cells-to-gemcitabine-by-attenuating-prc2-subunit-ezh2-and-the-lncrna-pvt1-expression
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Kazuhiro Yoshida, Shusuke Toden, Preethi Ravindranathan, Haiyong Han, Ajay Goel
Development of resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a major challenge in the care of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Acquired resistance to chemotherapeutic agents in PDAC has been linked to a subset of cancer cells termed 'cancer stem cells' (CSCs). Therefore, an improved understanding of the molecular events underlying the development of pancreatic CSCs is required to identify new therapeutic targets to overcome chemoresistance. Accumulating evidence indicates that curcumin, a phenolic compound extracted from turmeric, can overcome de novo chemoresistance and re-sensitize tumors to various chemotherapeutic agents...
October 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992682/nanocurcumin-mediated-down-regulation-of-telomerase-via-stimulating-tgf%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Molood Shariati, Samira Hajigholami, Ziba Veisi Malekshahi, Maliheh Entezari, Narges Bodaghabadi, Majid Sadeghizadeh
Background: Curcumin, extracted from turmeric, represents enormous potential to serve as an anticancer agent. Telomerase is viewed as a prominent molecular target of curcumin, and Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) has proven to be a major inhibitory signaling pathway for telomerase activity. In the current study, we aimed to explore suppressive effects of nanocurcumin on telomerase expression through TGFβ1 pathway in a hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (Huh7). Methods: MTT assay was used to determine the effect of nonocurcumin on viability of Huh7 cells...
October 10, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959140/curcumin-reduces-mitomycin-c-resistance-in-breast-cancer-stem-cells-by-regulating-bcl-2-family-mediated-apoptosis
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Qian-Mei Zhou, Yang Sun, Yi-Yu Lu, Hui Zhang, Qi-Long Chen, Shi-Bing Su
BACKGROUND: Curcumin, a natural compound derived from the turmeric rhizome Curcuma longa Linn, has anticancer and chemoresistance reduction biological activities. We evaluated the efficacy of curcumin in sensitizing chemotherapy drugs through regulation of Bcl-2-mediated apoptosis in breast cancer stem-like cells (BCSCs). METHODS: Cell survival was measured using MTT assay. Apoptosis-related proteins were observed using western blot analysis. Apoptosis was detected with flow cytometric analysis and by Hoechst 33258 staining...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950690/inhibition-of-curcumin-on-zak%C3%AE-activity-resultant-in-apoptosis-and-anchorage-independent-growth-in-cancer-cells
#14
Jin-Sun Lee, Tsu-Shing Wang, Ming Cheng Lin, Wei-Wen Lin, Jaw-Ji Yang
Curcumin, a popular yellow pigment of the dietary spice turmeric, has been reported to inhibit cell growth and to induce apoptosis in a wide variety of cancer cells. Although numerous studies have investigated anticancer effects of curcumin, the precise molecular mechanism of action remains unidentified. Whereas curcumin mediates cell survival and apoptosis through mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling cascades, its impact on the upstream regulation of MAPK is unclear...
October 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949267/hansen-solubility-parameters-hsp-for-prescreening-formulation-of-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-sln-in-vitro-testing-of-curcumin-loaded-sln-in-mcf-7-and-bt-474-cell-lines
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Slavomira Doktorovova, Eliana B Souto, Amélia M Silva
Curcumin, a phenolic compound from turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), has many interesting pharmacological effects, but shows very low aqueous solubility. Consequently, several drug delivery systems based on polymeric and lipid raw materials have been proposed to increase its bioavailability. Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN), consisting of solid lipid matrix and a surfactant layer can load poorly water-soluble drugs, such as curcumin, deliver them at defined rates and enhance their intracellular uptake. In the present work, we demonstrate that, despite the drug's affinity to lipids frequently used in SLN production, the curcumin amount loaded in most SLN formulations may be too low to exhibit anticancer properties...
October 10, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947951/tricurin-a-novel-formulation-of-curcumin-epicatechin-gallate-and-resveratrol-inhibits-the-tumorigenicity-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Longzhu Piao, Sumit Mukherjee, Qing Chang, Xiujie Xie, Hong Li, Mario R Castellanos, Probal Banerjee, Hassan Iqbal, Ryan Ivancic, Xueqian Wang, Theodoros N Teknos, Quintin Pan
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide with about 600,000 new cases diagnosed in the last year. The incidence of human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-positive HNSCC) has rapidly increased over the past 30 years prompting the suggestion that an epidemic may be on the horizon. Therefore, there is a clinical need to develop alternate therapeutic strategies to manage the growing number of HPV-positive HNSCC patients. TriCurin is a composition of three food-derived polyphenols in unique stoichiometric proportions consisting of curcumin from the spice turmeric, resveratrol from red grapes, and epicatechin gallate from green tea...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934138/inhibitory-effects-of-culinary-herbs-and-spices-on-the-growth-of-hca-7-colorectal-cancer-cells-and-their-cox-2-expression
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Andrius Jaksevicius, Mark Carew, Calli Mistry, Helmout Modjtahedi, Elizabeth I Opara
It is unclear if the anti-inflammatory properties of culinary herbs and spices (CHS) are linked to their ability to inhibit Colorectal cancer cell (CRC) growth. Furthermore, their therapeutic potential with regards to CRC is unknown. The aim of this study was to establish if the inhibition of HCA-7 CRC cell growth by a selection of culinary herbs and spices (CHS) is linked to the inhibition of the cells' cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 )expression, and to investigate their therapeutic potential. CHS inhibited the growth of Human colon adenocarcinoma-7 (HCA-7) cells; the order of potency was turmeric, bay leaf, ginger, sage, and rosemary; their combinations had a synergistic or additive effect on cell growth inhibition...
September 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930259/sandalwood-oil-and-turmeric-based-cream-prevents-ionizing-radiation-induced-dermatitis-in-breast-cancer-patients-clinical-study
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Suresh Rao, Sanath Kumar Hegde, Manjeshwar Poonam Baliga-Rao, Jyothi Lobo, Princy Louis Palatty, Thomas George, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga
Background: The primary objective of this study was to ascertain the benefit of Vicco turmeric Ayurvedic cream (VTC; Vicco Laboratories, Mumbai, India) sandalwood oil and turmeric-based cream in preventing radiodermatitis in women undergoing curative radiotherapy for their breast cancer. Methods and Materials: The study was an investigator-blinded randomized study with Johnsons Baby Oil (JBO; Johnson & Johnson Ltd., Baddi, India) as a comparator, administered daily from the start of radiation therapy for 5 weeks in women receiving breast radiation therapy, 50 Gy in 2 Gy fractions daily for 5 weeks...
June 24, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904007/synthetic-analogs-of-curcumin-modulate-the-function-of-multidrug-resistance-linked-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-abcg2
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Megumi Murakami, Shinobu Ohnuma, Michihiro Fukuda, Eduardo E Chufan, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Keigo Kanehara, Norihiko Sugisawa, Masaharu Ishida, Takeshi Naitoh, Hiroyuki Shibata, Yoshiharu Iwabuchi, Suresh V Ambudkar, Michiaki Unno
Multidrug resistance (MDR) caused by the overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in cancer cells is a major obstacle in cancer chemotherapy. Previous studies have shown that curcumin, a natural product and a dietary constituent of turmeric, inhibits the function of MDR-related ABC transporters, including ABCB1, ABCC1, and especially ABCG2. However, the limited bioavailability of curcumin prevents its use for modulation of the function of these transporters in the clinical setting. In this study, we investigated the effects of 24 synthetic curcumin analogs with increased bioavailability on the transport function of ABCG2...
November 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899500/calebin-a-a-novel-component-of-turmeric-suppresses-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-regulated-cell-survival-and-inflammatory-gene-products-leading-to-inhibition-of-cell-growth-and-chemosensitization
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Amit K Tyagi, Sahdeo Prasad, Muhammed Majeed, Bharat B Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: While the anti-inflammatory and anticancer potential of curcumin, which is derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been studied extensively, very little is known about Calebin A, another novel compound from the same source. PURPOSE: To determine whether Calebin A exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer potential. METHODS: We examined the anti-inflammatory potential of Calebin A by DNA binding of NF-κB. Anticancer properties of Calebin were determined by MTT and FACS analysis and NF-κB regulated expression of proteins was assessed by western blotting...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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