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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937968/diverse-bioactive-compounds-from-sarcophtyton-glaucom-structure-elucidation-and-cytotoxic-activity-studies
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Mohamed Shaaban, Ali M El-Hagrassi, Mohamed A Abdelghani, Abeer F Osman
Chemical investigation of the Red Sea soft coral Sarcophyton glaucom collected at the coasts of Hurghada, Egypt, led to the isolation of one new naturally occurring 4-oxo-1,1'-pentanoic acid anhydride (1), along with four diterpenes; sarcophinone (2a), 8-epi-sarcophinone (2b), (+)-7α,8β-dihydroxydeepoxysarcophine (3), sinumaximol G (4), (+)-sarcophine (5), sesquiterpene; prostantherol (6), sterol; 3β,24S-ergost-5-en-ol (7) and hexadecanoic acid. The structures of the obtained compounds were established using diverse spectroscopic techniques including 1D and 2D NMR and HRMS...
September 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936555/resveratrol-suppresses-melanoma-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-221-and-inducing-tfg-expression
#2
Fangfang Wu, Liying Cui
Resveratrol (Res) is a natural compound with anti-cancer effects. The goal of this study is to evaluate the suppression of Res in melanoma and investigate its relationship with miRNAs during this process. The in vitro and in vivo anti-cancer abilities of Res were evaluated using cellular assays and animal model. Two melanoma cell lines (A375 and MV3) were used for both in vitro assay and in vivo experiments. qRT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the changes in gene expressions and protein levels. Dual-luciferase reporter assay and bioinformatic tools were used to further confirm the protein binding and activation of targeted genes...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934865/triterpene-tetraglycosides-from-the-sea-cucumber-stichopus-horrens
#3
Le Thi Vien, Le Hoang, Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Nguyen Van Thanh, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Hoai Nam, Do Cong Thung, Phan Van Kiem, Chau Van Minh
Using various chromatographic separations, three triterpene tetraglycosides (1-3), including one new compound, namely stichorrenoside E (1) along with thelenotoside B (2) and deacetyl thelenotoside B (3), were isolated from the MeOH extract of the Vietnamese sea cucumber Stichopus horrens. Their structures were confirmed by spectroscopic experiments, such as 1D and 2D NMR and HR-ESI-MS. Deacetylated thelenotoside B (3) is firstly isolated as a natural product. Among these compounds, thelenotoside B (2) showed strong cytotoxicities against five human cancer cell lines as HepG2, KB, LNCaP, MCF7 and SK-Mel2 with the IC50 values from 0...
September 21, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933410/honey-and-cancer-current-status-and-future-directions
#4
REVIEW
Laura M Porcza, Claire Simms, Mridula Chopra
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and poses a challenge to treatment. With overwhelming evidence of the role played by diet and lifestyle in cancer risk and prevention, there is a growing interest into the search for chemopreventative or chemotherapeutic agents derived from natural products. Honey is an important source of bioactive compounds derived from plants and recent years have seen an increased interest in its anticancer properties. This review examines the role of honey in targeting key hallmarks of carcinogenesis, including uncontrolled proliferation, apoptosis evasion, angiogenesis, growth factor signalling, invasion, and inflammation...
September 30, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933366/the-role-of-the-mapk-signaling-topoisomerase-and-dietary-bioactives-in-controlling-cancer-incidence
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REVIEW
Khaled A Selim, Hend Abdelrasoul, Mohamed Aboelmagd, Ahmed M Tawila
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are common products of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, xenobiotics metabolism and are generated in response to several environmental stress conditions. Some of them play important biochemical roles in cellular signal transduction and gene transcription. On the other hand, ROS are known to be involved in a wide range of human diseases, including cancer. The excessive production of such ROS together with disruption of homeostasis detoxifying mechanisms can mediate a series of cellular oxidative stresses...
April 26, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933300/cancer-treatment-by-using-traditional-chinese-medicine-probing-active-compounds-in-anti-multidrug-resistance-during-drug-therapy
#6
Jian-Shu Lou, Ping Yao, Karl W K Tism
The main tackle of cancer treatment is multidrug resistance during chemotherapy. Cancer cell can evade cell death during every round of orthodox chemotherapy drugs, consequently being resistance after several rounds of standard drug treatment. One of the regimens to address this multidrug resistance problem is by drug combination. However, synthetic drugs always have problems of strong side effects and toxicity. Natural compounds deriving from traditional Chinese medicine are known to have low toxicity and genuine promising effects in reversing multidrug resistance, either induced by orthodox chemotherapeutic or targeted therapy drugs...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933285/anticancer-and-reversing-multidrug-resistance-activities-of-natural-isoquinoline-alkaloids-and-their-structure-activity-relationship
#7
Zhi-Xing Qing, Jia-Lu Huang, Xue-Yi Yang, Jing-Hong Liu, Hua-Liang Cao, Feng Xiang, Pi Cheng, Jian-Guo Zeng
The severe anticancer situation as well as the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancer cells has created an urgent need for the development of novel anticancer drugs with different mechanisms of action. A large number of natural alkaloids, such as paclitaxel, vinblastine and camptothecin have already been successfully developed into chemotherapy agents. Following the success of these natural products, in this review, twenty-six types of isoquinoline alkaloid (a total of 379 alkaloids), including benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline, aporphine, oxoaporphine, isooxoaporphine, dimeric aporphine, bisbenzylisoquinoline, tetrahydroprotoberberine, protoberberine, protopine, dihydrobenzophenanthridine, benzophenanthridine, benzophenanthridine dimer, ipecac, simple isoquinoline, pavine, montanine, erythrina, chelidonine, tropoloisoquinoline, azafluoranthene, phthalideisoquinoline, naphthylisoquinoline, lycorine, crinane, narciclasine, and phenanthridone, were summarized based on their cytotoxic and MDR reversing activities against various cancer cells...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933263/anticancer-properties-of-a-new-hybrid-analog-ad-013-combining-a-coumarin-scaffold-with-an-%C3%AE-methylene-%C3%AE-lactone-motif
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Angelika Długosz, Katarzyna Gach-Janczak, Jacek Szymański, Dariusz Deredas, Henryk Krawczyk, Tomasz Janecki, Anna Janecka
Background Coumarin is a natural phytochemical but as such has no medical uses. However, various natural and synthetic coumarin analogs attract attention due to their interesting biological properties. </P><P> Objective Here, we evaluated and compared anticancer properties of a new synthetic hybrid compound AD-013, which integrates a coumarin moiety and an α-methylene-δ-lactone motif, with novobiocin, a natural antibiotic bearing a coumarin scaffold. </P><P> Method Cytotoxic activities of compound AD-013 and novobiocin were assessed by the MTT assay...
September 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930257/physicochemical-properties-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-crude-extracts-and-fractions-from-phyllanthus-amarus
#9
Van Tang Nguyen, Jennette A Sakoff, Christopher J Scarlett
Background:Phyllanthus amarus (P. amarus) has been used as a medicinal plant for the prevention and treatment of chronic ailments such as diabetes, hepatitis, and cancer. Methods: The physicochemical properties, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of crude extracts and fractions from P. amarus were determined using spectrophotometric method. Results: The P. amarus methanol (PAM) extract had lower levels of residual moisture (7.40%) and water activity (0.24) and higher contents of saponins, phenolics, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins (1657...
June 18, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930188/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-activities-of-prunus-spinosa-trigno-ecotype-extract-on-human-cancer-cells
#10
Stefania Meschini, Evelin Pellegrini, Maria Condello, Giovanni Occhionero, Sebastiano Delfine, Giancarlo Condello, Franco Mastrodonato
The aim of this work was to demonstrate that a natural compound, not-toxic to normal cells, has cytotoxic and sensitizing effects on carcinoma cells, with the final goal of combining it with chemotherapeutic drugs to reduce the overall dose. Prunus spinosa Trigno ecotype (PsT) drupe extract with a nutraceutical activator complex (NAC) made of amino acids, vitamins and mineral salt blends, has shown in vitro anticancer activity. The cytotoxic effect of (PsT + NAC)(®) has been evaluated on human cancer cells, with an initial screening with colorectal, uterine cervical, and bronchoalveolar cells, and a subsequent focus on colon carcinoma cells HCT116 and SW480...
September 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930173/polyphenols-from-root-tubercles-and-grains-cropped-in-brazil-chemical-and-nutritional-characterization-and-their-effects-on-human-health-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Diego Dos Santos Baião, Cyntia Silva de Freitas, Laidson Paes Gomes, Davi da Silva, Anna Carolina N T F Correa, Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, Eduardo Mere Del Aguila, Vania Margaret Flosi Paschoalin
Throughout evolution, plants have developed the ability to produce secondary phenolic metabolites, which are important for their interactions with the environment, reproductive strategies and defense mechanisms. These (poly)phenolic compounds are a heterogeneous group of natural antioxidants found in vegetables, cereals and leguminous that exert beneficial and protective actions on human health, playing roles such as enzymatic reaction inhibitors and cofactors, toxic chemicals scavengers and biochemical reaction substrates, increasing the absorption of essential nutrients and selectively inhibiting deleterious intestinal bacteria...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929786/eight-new-cucurbitane-triterpenoids-from-xue-dan-the-roots-of-hemsleya-pengxianensis
#12
Ying Li, Wen-Xue Wang, Zhong-Fei Zheng, Yan-Ling Mu, Yong-Jun Liu, Hai-Yang Wang, Ling Li, Qing-Qiang Yao
Eight new natural products (four new cucurbitane aglycones, hemslepencins A-D (1-4), four new cucurbitane glucosides, hemslepensides F-I (5-8), along with seven known compounds (9-15), were isolated from the roots of Hemsleya pengxianensis. The structures of 1-8 were elucidated using IR, HRESIMS, and NMR. Compound 3 exhibited cytotoxic activity against the human cancer cell lines.
September 20, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929569/evaluation-of-chemical-chaperones-based-on-the-monitoring-of-bip-promoter-activity-and-visualization-of-extracellular-vesicles-by-real-time-bioluminescence-imaging
#13
Tomohisa Horibe, Nanako Okushima, Aya Torisawa, Ryutaro Akiyoshi, Yoko Hatta-Ohashi, Hirobumi Suzuki, Koji Kawakami
It is known that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in cells and extracellular vesicles (EVs) plays a significant role in cancer cells, therefore the evaluation of compounds that can regulate ER stress and EV secretion would be a suitable system for further screening and development of new drugs. In this study, we evaluated chemical chaperones derived from natural products based on monitoring Bip/GRP78 promoter activity during cancer cell growth, at the level of the single cell, by a bioluminescence microscopy system that had several advantages compared with fluorescence imaging...
September 20, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929270/mode-of-treatment-governs-curcumin-response-on-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity-in-cardiomyoblasts
#14
Aditi Jain, Vibha Rani
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anti-cancer drug with severe reported cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular risks associated with present cancer therapeutics demand urgent attention. There has been a growing interest in naturally occurring compounds to improve the therapeutic index as well as prevent non-tumour tissues from sustaining chemotherapy-induced damages. In the present study, the effects of curcumin, a polyphenol isolated from Curcuma longa and well known for its anti-oxidative, anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties, was studied in relation to the Dox-induced cardiotoxicity...
September 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928246/exploiting-mitochondrial-and-oxidative-vulnerabilities-with-a-synthetic-analog-of-pancratistatin-in-combination-with-piperlongumine-for-cancer-therapy
#15
Dennis Ma, Tyler Gilbert, Christopher Pignanelli, Daniel Tarade, Megan Noel, Fadi Mansour, Manika Gupta, Sabrina Ma, Jesse Ropat, Colin Curran, Sergey Vshyvenko, Tomas Hudlicky, Siyaram Pandey
Harsh adverse effects as a result of nonspecific targeting of chemotherapeutics currently pose obstacles in cancer therapy; thus, it would be invaluable to devise novel approaches to specifically target cancer cells. The natural compound pancratistatin (PST) has been shown to preferentially induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell types. Recently, several analogs of PST were shown to be efficacious in inducing apoptosis in a variety of aggressive cancer cell types via cancer cell mitochondrial targeting; it caused dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased oxygen consumption, and with isolated mitochondria, it induced the release of apoptogenic factors...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926237/a-bis-benzopyrroloisoquinoline-alkaloid-incorporating-a-cyclobutane-core-and-a-chlorophenanthroindolizidine-alkaloid-with-cytotoxic-activity-from-ficus-fistulosa-var-tengerensis
#16
Amjad Ayad Qatran Al-Khdhairawi, Premanand Krishnan, Chun-Wai Mai, Felicia Fei-Lei Chung, Chee-Onn Leong, Kien-Thai Yong, Kam-Weng Chong, Yun-Yee Low, Toh-Seok Kam, Kuan-Hon Lim
Tengerensine (1), isolated as a racemate and constituted from a pair of bis-benzopyrroloisoquinoline enantiomers, and tengechlorenine (2), purified as a scalemic mixture and constituted from a pair of chlorinated phenanthroindolizidine enantiomers, were isolated from the leaves of Ficus fistulosa var. tengerensis, along with three other known alkaloids. The structures of 1 and 2 were determined by spectroscopic data interpretation and X-ray diffraction analysis. The enantiomers of 1 were separated by chiral-phase HPLC, and the absolute configurations of (+)-1 and (-)-1 were established via experimental and calculated ECD data...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926234/using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-based-chemometrics-for-the-identification-of-anti-angiogenic-biflavonoids-from-edible-garcinia-species
#17
Ping Li, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Hin-Fai Kwok, Chun-Lin Long, Clara Bik-San Lau, Edward J Kennelly
Garcinia xanthochymus fruits are edible and also used in traditional medicine. Our previous work showed that the isolated natural products from G. xanthochymus fruits have displayed antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity in the colon cancer cells. In this study, we developed a strategy to correlate a zebrafish angiogenesis assay with ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry-based chemometric analysis to identify potential anti-angiogenic activity compounds from G. xanthochymus fruits...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925876/the-antitumor-potential-of-marine-natural-products-a-mechanistic-investigation
#18
Liping Hu, Jie Ying, Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaoyan Qiu, Yu Lu
Compounds obtained from natural resources have been the important candidates for the discovery and development of drugs. Over the past few decades, marine resources gradually attracted the attention of the majority of researchers, and a number of compounds with various structures or activities have been obtained from sponge, alga, fungus, mollusks and some others. Because of the living conditions in the ocean are higher pressures, more variable temperatures, lower oxygen and lower light than that in the terrestrial environment, marine resources have a lot of organisms that are not available or rare on land...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925869/perspectives-of-plant-natural-products-in-inhibition-of-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-by-regulating-multiple-signaling-pathways
#19
Md Shahid Sarwar, Hong-Jie Zhang, Siu Wai Tsang
Metastasis is often derived from increased invasion and migration of tumor cells, and is the most frequent cause of cancer-associated death. Either the prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of metastatic cancer remains very challenging today by virtue of the complex histopathology and genetic or epigenetic variations. Medicinal scientists had discovered many potential anti-invasive and anti-metastatic compounds from plant materials. However, data on currently available plant-based compounds inhibiting cancer invasion and metastasis is relatively scanty and no published article has been found with updated information in this unique and important aspect...
September 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923544/modulation-of-oncogenic-transcription-factors-by-bioactive-natural-products-in-breast-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Mohadeseh Hasanpourghadi, Ashok Kumar Pandurangan, Mohd Rais Mustafa
Carcinogenesis, a multi-step phenomenon, characterized by alterations at genetic level and affecting the main intracellular pathways controlling cell growth and development. There are growing number of evidences linking oncogenes to the induction of malignancies, especially breast cancer. Modulations of oncogenes lead to gain-of-function signals in the cells and contribute to the tumorigenic phenotype. These signals yield a large number of proteins that cause cell growth and inhibit apoptosis. Transcription factors such as STAT, p53, NF-κB, c-JUN and FOXM1, are proteins that are conserved among species, accumulate in the nucleus, bind to DNA and regulate the specific genes targets...
September 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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