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Indole 3 Carbinol

Emmanuel Ampofo, Beate M Schmitt, Michael M Menger, Matthias W Laschke
The pharmacological targeting of microcirculatory dysregulations is a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of numerous pathological conditions, such as cancer, thrombosis and inflammation. A promising candidate for this purpose is indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a phytochemical compound of cruciferous vegetables. As summarized in this review, I3C affects multiple molecular and cellular processes within the microcirculation due to its pleiotropic action profile. These include angiogenesis, leukocyte-endothelial cell interaction, cytokine and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, thrombus formation and microvascular leakage...
March 12, 2018: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Subhadip Hajra, Arup Ranjan Patra, Abhishek Basu, Sudin Bhattacharya
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline group of antibiotic available for the treatment of broad spectrum of human cancers. However, patient receiving DOX-therapy, myelosuppression and genotoxicity which may lead to secondary malignancy and dose dependent cardiotoxicity is an imperative adverse effect. Mechanisms behind the DOX-induced toxicities are increased level of oxidative damage, inflammation and apoptosis. Therefore, in search of a potential chemoprotectant, naturally occurring glucosinolate breakdown product Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) was evaluated against DOX-induced toxicities in Swiss albino mice...
February 26, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Jae Kyeom Kim, Marissa A McCormick, Cynthia M Gallaher, Daniel D Gallaher, Sabrina P Trudo
We previously showed rats fed with apiaceous vegetables, but not with their putative chemopreventive phytochemicals, reduced colonic DNA adducts formed by 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), a dietary procarcinogen. We report here the effects of feeding apiaceous and cruciferous vegetables versus their purified predominant phytochemicals, either alone or combined, on prostate and pancreatic PhIP-DNA adduct formation. In experiment I, male Wistar rats received three supplemented diets: CRU (cruciferous vegetables), API (apiaceous vegetables), and CRU+API (both types of vegetables)...
February 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
Thomas T Y Wang, Quynhchi Pham, Young S Kim
Modulation of the immune system by cancer protective food bioactives has preventive and therapeutic importance in prostate cancer, but the mechanisms remain largely unclear. The current study tests the hypothesis that the diet-derived cancer protective compounds, indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), affect the tumor microenvironment by regulation of inflammatory responses in monocytes and macrophages. We also ask whether I3C and DIM act through the aryl hydrocarbon (AHR)-dependent pathway or the signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) family protein CD84-mediated pathway...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Youngshim Choi, Mohamed A Abdelmegeed, Byoung-Joon Song
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), found in Brassica family vegetables, exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancerous properties. Here, we aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of I3C against ethanol (EtOH)-induced liver injury and study the protective mechanism(s) by using the well-established chronic-plus-binge alcohol exposure model. The preventive effects of I3C were evaluated by conducting various histological, biochemical, and real-time PCR analyses in mouse liver, adipose tissue, and colon, since functional alterations of adipose tissue and intestine can also participate in promoting EtOH-induced liver damage...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Bo-Gyoung Kim, Jin-Wook Kim, Soo-Min Kim, Ryeo-Eun Go, Kyung-A Hwang, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cyprodinil (CYP) is a pyrimidine amine fungicide that has been extensively used in agricultural areas. 3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a derivative of the dietary phytoestrogen, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which is derived from cruciferous vegetables and considered to be a cancer-preventive phytonutrient agent. In this study, the effects of CYP and DIM were examined on the cell viability, invasion, and metastasis of human endometrial cancer cells, Ishikawa, via epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT). CYP increased the level of cell viability of Ishikawa cells compared to DMSO as a control, as did E2...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Pramod Upadhyaya, Adam T Zarth, Naomi Fujioka, Vincent A Fritz, Stephen S Hecht
Glucobrassicin, a quantitatively significant constituent of Brassica vegetables, gives rise to indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and its dimer di-indolylmethane (DIM) when the vegetables are chewed. I3C and DIM have been extensively studied with respect to their anti-carcinogenic properties. However, the presumed intermediate isothiocyanate in their formation, indole-3-methyl isothiocyanate (IMITC), has to our knowledge never been observed, despite the fact that isothiocyanates derived from cruciferous vegetables are known to have anti-carcinogenic properties...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Quan V Vo, Simone Rochfort, Pham C Nam, Tuan L Nguyen, Trung T Nguyen, Adam Mechler
Aromatic and indole glucosinolates are important members of the glucosinolate family of compounds du to their potential medicinal properties. They are known to exert antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic activity either by the natural products themselves, or their metabolic products including indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates. Natural glucosinolates are all β-glucosinolates; however, α-glucosinolates are also promising compounds for medicinal applications and hence have to be produced synthetically for any bio-activity studies...
November 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
Sidika Sakalli, Viktoriia Burkina, Nadezhda Pilipenko, Vladimir Zlabek, Galia Zamaratskaia
Phytochemicals are widely present in fruits, vegetables and other plants and have great health benefits owing to their antioxidant properties. They are naturally found in the aquatic environment as well as discharged from sewage treatment plants after their large consumption. Little is known about their impact on fish; particularly in light of their interactions with pharmaceuticals. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the effects of diosmin, naringenin, quercetin and idole-3-carbinol on CYP1A-dependent 7-ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity on rainbow trout hepatic microsomes in the presence of two pharmaceuticals: clotrimazole and dexamethasone...
October 23, 2017: Chemosphere
Kai Liang, Wen-Hao Qian, Jing Zong
Autophagy is activated in the ischemic heart and is a process that is essential for survival, differentiation, development and homeostasis. 3,3'‑Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a natural product of the acid‑catalyzed condensation of indole‑3‑carbinol in cruciferous vegetables. Numerous studies have suggested that DIM has various pharmacological effects, including antioxidant, antitumor, anti‑angiogenic and anti‑apoptotic properties. However, the function of DIM on hypoxia‑induced cardiac injury remains to be elucidated...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Aishwarya Kundu, Michelle G Khouri, Sheila Aryana, Gary L Firestone
1-Benzyl-indole-3-carbinol (1-benzyl-I3C), a synthetic analogue of the crucifer derived natural phytochemical I3C, displayed significantly wider sensitivity and anti-proliferative potency in melanoma cells than the natural compound. Unlike I3C, which targets mainly oncogenic BRAF-expressing cells, 1-benzyl I3C effectively inhibited proliferation of melanoma cells with a more extensive range of mutational profiles, including those expressing wild type BRAF. In both cultured melanoma cell lines and in vivo in melanoma cell-derived tumor xenografts, 1-benzyl-I3C disrupted canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling that resulted in the down regulation of β-catenin protein levels with a concomitant increase in levels of the β-catenin destruction complex components GSK3β and Axin...
September 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
Tomohiro Katsuta, Yusuke Miyaji, Paul A Offit, Kristen A Feemster
Although juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JoRRP) generally involves a benign tumor on the larynx and other respiratory tract areas, almost all patients with this disease require repeated surgical intervention (to prevent airway obstruction during the course of illness) and various adjuvant therapies such as interferon, cidofovir, acyclovir, ribavirin, indole-3-carbinol, HspE7, mumps vaccine, photodynamic therapy, propranolol, cimetidine, and bevacizumab. Some case reports recently described the effectiveness of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) as an adjuvant therapy...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Mailine Gehrcke, Marcel Henrique Marcondes Sari, Luana Mota Ferreira, Allanna Valentini Barbieri, Laura Minussi Giuliani, Vinicius Costa Prado, Jessica Mendes Nadal, Paulo Vitor Farago, Cristina Wayne Nogueira, Letícia Cruz
This study aimed the development of nanocapsules (NCs) for oral indole-3-carbinol (I3C) administration and evaluation of antinociceptive potential of this compound in its two forms, free and nanoencapsulated, using acute pain models. NCs showed adequate physicochemical characteristics and protected the I3C against UVC radiation exposure. It was observed no chemical bond between I3C and polymer by FTIR. Besides, X-ray and DSC analysis suggested that I3C was molecularly dispersed in NCs. The dialysis bag technique showed that almost 100% of the compound was released from NCs at 360min...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Yunxiao Zhang, Weitao Yan, Yukang Wang, Zhiqiang Weng
An efficient copper-catalyzed synthesis of indol-3-yl α-(difluoromethyl)-α-(trifluoromethyl)carbinols is developed. The reaction proceeds in good to excellent yields through a Friedel-Crafts-type mechanism, and a variety of indoles with commonly occurring functional groups such as formyl, cyano, nitro, alkyloxide, and halogen are well tolerated. In addition, these carbinol products are readily transformed into diversified difluoromethylated dinitrile indol-3-yl derivatives. This strategy provides a general synthetic method for ready construction of difluoromethylated sp(3) carbon centers...
October 6, 2017: Organic Letters
Alfonso Lopez-Vazquez, Jesus J Garcia-Banuelos, Angelica S Gonzalez-Garibay, Pedro E Urzua-Lozano, Susana Del Toro-Arreola, Miriam R Bueno-Topete, Sergio Sanchez-Enriquez, Jose F Munoz-Valle, Luis F Jave-Suarez, Juan Armendariz-Borunda, Blanca E Bastidas-Ramirez
BACKGROUND: 3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a condensation product of indole-3-carbinol, a glucosinolate naturally occurring in Brassica genus vegetables. The antiinflammatory properties of DIM through the inhibition of NF-κB, as well as its ameliorating effects on glucose tolerance and hyperglicemic states, have been described. A subclinical proinflammatory profile resultant from the interaction of adipocytes and macrophages has been reported in obesity, affecting the insulin signaling pathway, contributing to insulin resistance...
2017: Medicinal Chemistry
Do-Hee Kim, Jinyoung Suh, Young-Joon Surh, Hye-Kyung Na
The tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) has phosphatase activity, with phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3), a product of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), as one of the principal substrates. PTEN is a negative regulator of the Akt pathway, which plays a fundamental role in controlling cell growth, survival, and proliferation. Loss of PTEN function has been observed in many different types of cancer. Functional inactivation of PTEN as a consequence of germ-line mutations or promoter hypermethylation predisposes individuals to malignancies...
August 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Mojgan Noroozi Karimabad, Soudeh Khanamani Falahati-Pour, Gholamhossein Hassanshahi, Lili Koochakzadeh
The Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is produced by the members of the cruciferous family, in particular members of the Brassica genus. In vitro investigations has shown that I3C suppresses the proliferation of various tumor cells, including breast, prostate, endometrial, colon cancers and leukemic cells via induction of G1/S arrest of the cell cycle and further induces apoptosis. Cancer cells exhibit deregulation in multiple cellular signaling pathways. Therefore, treatments with specific agents which only target one of these pathways are usually not effective in cancer therapy...
August 26, 2017: Immunology Letters
Md Abu Sayeed, Massimo Bracci, Guendalina Lucarini, Raffaella Lazzarini, Roberto Di Primio, Lory Santarelli
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a very aggressive, lethal cancer, and its incidence is increasing worldwide. Development of multi-drug resistance, therapy related side-effects, and disease recurrence after therapy are the major problems for the successful treatment of MM. Emerging evidence indicates that dietary phytochemicals can exert anti-cancer activities by regulating microRNA expression. Until now, only one dietary phytochemical (ursolic acid) has been reported to have MM microRNA regulatory ability. A large number of dietary phytochemicals still remain to be tested...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Saeed Mohammadi, Fakhri Sadat Seyedhosseini, Nasser Behnampour, Yaghoub Yazdani
OBJECTIVES: The role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in carcinogenesis has been studied recently. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is an AhR agonist and a potential anticancer agent. Here, we investigated the effects of I3C on cell cycle progression and apoptosis through activation of AhR on THP-1 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell line. METHODS: MTT viability assay was used to measure the cytotoxic effects of I3C on THP-1 cells. Apoptosis and cell cycle assays were investigated using flow cytometry...
October 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
Maroula G Kokotou, Panagiota-Kyriaki Revelou, Christos Pappas, Violetta Constantinou-Kokotou
Broccoli is a rich source of bioactive compounds. Among them, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol have attracted a lot of attention, since their consumption is associated with reduced risk of cancer. In this work, the development of an efficient and direct method for the simultaneous determination of sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol in broccoli using UPLC-HRMS/MS is described. The correlation coefficient, and limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) were 0.993, 0.77mg/L and 2.35mg/L for sulforaphane and 0...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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