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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332042/protective-effects-of-indian-spice-curcumin-against-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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P Hemachandra Reddy, Maria Manczak, Xiangling Yin, Mary Catherine Grady, Andrew Mitchell, Sahil Tonk, Chandra Sekhar Kuruva, Jasvinder Singh Bhatti, Ramesh Kandimalla, Murali Vijayan, Subodh Kumar, Rui Wang, Jangampalli Adi Pradeepkiran, Gilbert Ogunmokun, Kavya Thamarai, Kandi Quesada, Annette Boles, Arubala P Reddy
The purpose of our article is to assess the current understanding of Indian spice, curcumin, against amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced toxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Natural products, such as ginger, curcumin, and gingko biloba have been used as diets and dietary supplements to treat human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory, infectious, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndromes, and neurological disorders. Products derived from plants are known to have protective effects, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-arthritis, pro-healing, and boosting memory cognitive functions...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287195/-6-shogaol-attenuates-inflammation-cell-proliferation-via-modulate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ap-1-oncogenic-signaling-in-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-oral-carcinogenesis
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Govindhan Annamalai, Kathiresan Suresh
Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) and activator protein 1 (AP-1) is a major transcription factor which regulates many biological and pathological processes such as inflammation and cell proliferation, which are major implicates in cancer progression. [6]-Shogaol ([6]-SHO) is a major constituent of ginger, exhibits various biological properties such as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor. Recently, we proven that [6]-SHO prevents oral squamous cell carcinoma by activating proapoptotic factors in in vitro and in vivo experimental model...
December 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214818/colorectal-cancer-screening-completion-among-individuals-with-and-without-mental-illnesses-a-comparison-of-2-screening-methods
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Bobbi Jo H Yarborough, Ginger C Hanson, Nancy A Perrin, Scott P Stumbo, Carla A Green
PURPOSE: Cancer mortality is worse among people with psychiatric disorders. The purpose of this study was to compare facilitators and rates of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening between people with and without mental illnesses. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis using data from a general population cohort study (N = 92 445) that assessed effects of 2 types of CRC screening test kits-guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT)-on CRC screening completion...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187559/reprograming-of-glucose-metabolism-by-zerumbone-suppresses-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Nissar Wani, Bo Zhang, Kun-Yu Teng, Juan Barajas, Tasneem Motiwala, Peng Hu, Lianbo Yu, Rafael Brüschweiler, Kalpana Ghoshal, Samson T Jacob
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most prevalent and a highly aggressive liver malignancy with limited therapeutic options. Here, the therapeutic potential of zerumbone, a sesquiterpene derived from the ginger plant Zingiber zerumbet, against HCC was explored. Zerumbone inhibited proliferation and clonogenic survival of HCC cells in a dose-dependent manner by arresting cell at the G2/M phase, and inducing apoptosis. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism, a phosphokinase array was performed that showed significant inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR and STAT3 signaling pathways in zerumbone treated HCC cells...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168275/6-shogaol-induces-apoptosis-and-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Ulana Kotowski, Lorenz Kadletz, Sven Schneider, Elisabeth Foki, Rainer Schmid, Rudolf Seemann, Dietmar Thurnher, Gregor Heiduschka
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is used for a wide array of conditions in traditional medicine in Asia, but little is known about the effect on head and neck cancer. In this study, the effect of two major pharmacologically active compounds of ginger, 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol, were studied on head and neck cancer cell lines. Furthermore, experiments in combination with established treatment methods for head and neck cancer were performed. Proliferation assays showed a dose-dependent reduction of cell viability...
November 23, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069785/-10-gingerol-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-metastatic-dissemination-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Ana Carolina B M Martin, Angelina M Fuzer, Amanda B Becceneri, James Almada da Silva, Rebeka Tomasin, Delphine Denoyer, Soo-Hyun Kim, Katherine A McIntyre, Helen B Pearson, Belinda Yeo, Aadya Nagpal, Xiawei Ling, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araújo, Paulo Cézar Vieira, Marcia R Cominetti, Normand Pouliot
There is increasing interest in the use of non-toxic natural products for the treatment of various pathologies, including cancer. In particular, biologically active constituents of the ginger oleoresin (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) have been shown to mediate anti-tumour activity and to contribute to the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiemetic properties of ginger. Here we report on the inhibitory properties of [10]-gingerol against metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in vitro and in vivo...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055172/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-impact-of-ginger-based-kombucha-on-the-murine-breast-cancer-model
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Samaneh Salafzoon, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Raheleh Halabian
Background Abnormal metabolism is a common event in cancerous cells. For example, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, particularly due to aerobic respiration during invasive stage, results in cancer progression. Herein, the impact of kombucha tea prepared from ginger on the alteration of antioxidant agents was assessed in the breast cancer animal model. Methods Two types of kombucha tea with or without ginger were administered to BALB/c mice before and after tumor challenge. Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were evaluated in tumor, liver and kidney...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040187/palliative-radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-efficacy-and-predictors-of-clinical-response
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Ginger Jiang, Tracy Balboni, Allison Taylor, Joyce Liu, Larissa J Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to report response rates and predictors of response to palliative radiotherapy (RT) for recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS/MATERIALS: Database review identified 64 patients with symptomatic ovarian cancer recurrence who received a total of 76 courses of RT for 103 indications from March 2003 to August 2014. Radiotherapy indications were pain (44%), bleeding (32%), obstruction (15%), and other (9%). Responses were categorized as complete, partial, or none; all response (AR) was the sum of complete and partial responses...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974019/a-review-of-the-biomedical-applications-of-zerumbone-and-the-techniques-for-its-extraction-from-ginger-rhizomes
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Katayoon Kalantari, Mona Moniri, Amin Boroumand Moghaddam, Raha Abdul Rahim, Arbakariya Bin Ariff, Zahra Izadiyan, Rosfarizan Mohamad
Zerumbone (ZER) is a phytochemical isolated from the subtropical Zingiberaceae family and as a natural compound it has different biomedical properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory anti-proliferative activity. ZER also has effects on angiogenesis and acts as an antitumor drug in the treatment of cancer, showing selective toxicity toward various cancer cell lines. Several techniques also have been established for extraction of ZER from the rhizomes of ginger. This review paper is an overview of recent research about different extraction methods and their efficiencies, in vivo and vitro investigations of ZER and also its prominent chemopreventive properties and treatment mechanisms...
September 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947174/trocar-site-hernia-development-in-patients-undergoing-robotically-assisted-or-standard-laparoscopic-staging-surgery-for-endometrial-cancer
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Paulina Cybulska, Maria B Schiavone, Brandon Sawyer, Ginger J Gardner, Oliver Zivanovic, Carol L Brown, Elizabeth L Jewell, Yukio Sonoda, Richard R Barakat, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Mario M Leitao
OBJECTIVES: To compare the incidence and potential risk factors of trocar site hernia formation in women undergoing robotically assisted versus standard laparoscopic staging (RBT vs. LSC, respectively) for endometrial cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients who underwent MIS staging for endometrial cancer at our institution from 01/09-12/12. Data collection involved the review of all operative notes, postoperative follow-up visit notes, and postoperative imaging reports...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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/28901261/spices-with-breast-cancer-chemopreventive-and-therapeutic-potentials-a-functional-foods-based-review
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Aliyu Muhammad, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Ochuko Lucky Erukainure, Ibrahim Malami, Auwal Adamu
Cancer is a disease that affects a significant number of both rural and urban dwellers. Among the various types of cancer, breast cancer is one of the most common diagnosed cancers among females. Its menace can be curbed with locally consumed spices due to their multiple bioactive phytochemicals. This review focuses on the breast cancer chemopreventive and therapeutic potentials of locally consumed spices. The most commonly consumed spices with breast cancer chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic phytochemical include pepper, onions, ginger, garlic, curry and thyme containing many biologically active metabolites ranging from vitamins, fatty acids esters, polyphenols/phenolics, sulfur-containing compounds and anthraquinones with proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulatory, antitumor and anticancer properties against breast cancer/carcinogenesis...
September 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888540/feasibility-safety-and-clinical-outcomes-of-cardiophrenic-lymph-node-resection-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer
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Renee A Cowan, Jill Tseng, Vijayashree Murthy, Radhika Srivastava, Kara C Long Roche, Oliver Zivanovic, Ginger J Gardner, Dennis S Chi, Bernard J Park, Yukio Sonoda
OBJECTIVES: Surgical resection of enlarged cardiophrenic lymph nodes (CPLNs) in primary treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has not been widely studied. We report on a cohort of patients undergoing CPLN resection during primary cytoreductive surgery (CRS), examining its feasibility, safety, and potential impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We identified all patients undergoing primary CRS/CPLN resection for Stages IIIB-IV high-grade epithelial ovarian cancer at our institution from 1/2001-12/2013...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872603/ginger-phytochemicals-inhibit-cell-growth-and-modulate-drug-resistance-factors-in-docetaxel-resistant-prostate-cancer-cell
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Chi-Ming Liu, Chiu-Li Kao, Yu-Ting Tseng, Yi-Ching Lo, Chung-Yi Chen
Ginger has many bioactive compounds with pharmacological activities. However, few studies are known about these bioactive compounds activity in chemoresistant cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anticancer properties of ginger phytochemicals in docetaxel-resistant human prostate cancer cells in vitro. In this study, we isolated 6-gingerol, 10-gingerol, 4-shogaol, 6-shogaol, 10-shogaol, and 6-dehydrogingerdione from ginger. Further, the antiproliferation activity of these compounds was examined in docetaxel-resistant (PC3R) and sensitive (PC3) human prostate cancer cell lines...
September 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855547/tylophorine-analogs-allosterically-regulates-heat-shock-cognate-protein-70-and-inhibits-hepatitis-c-virus-replication
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Ying Wang, Sangwon Lee, Ya Ha, Wing Lam, Shao-Ru Chen, Ginger E Dutschman, Elizabeth A Gullen, Susan P Grill, Yao Cheng, Alois Fürstner, Samson Francis, David C Baker, Xiaoming Yang, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Yung-Chi Cheng
Tylophorine analogs have been shown to exhibit diverse activities against cancer, inflammation, arthritis, and lupus in vivo. In this study, we demonstrated that two tylophorine analogs, DCB-3503 and rac-cryptopleurine, exhibit potent inhibitory activity against hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication in genotype 1b Con 1 isolate. The inhibition of HCV replication is at least partially mediated through cellular heat shock cognate protein 70 (Hsc70). Hsc70 associates with the HCV replication complex by primarily binding to the poly U/UC motifs in HCV RNA...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830513/etlingera-elatior-extract-promotes-cell-death-in-b16-melanoma-cells-via-down-regulation-of-erk-and-akt-signaling-pathways
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Aungkana Krajarng, Malin Chulasiri, Ramida Watanapokasin
BACKGROUND: Torch ginger (Etlingera elatior, EE) is a ginger plant that found in Southeast Asia. Previous study showed its flowers and leaves composed of several flavonoids with anti-cancer activity. This study aims to investigate the mechanism of EE extract on cell death induction in melanoma cells. METHODS: To carry out this study, the cytotoxic effect of EE extract was performed using MTT assay. Nuclear morphological change and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential were observed using Hoechst 33,342 and JC-1 staining...
August 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805667/the-effect-of-a-standardized-ginger-extract-on-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-moderately-or-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Wolfgang Marx, Alexandra L McCarthy, Karin Ried, Dan McKavanagh, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali, Anna Lohning, Elisabeth Isenring
Ginger supplementation could be an effective adjuvant treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea (CIN). The aim of this clinical trial was to address significant methodological limitations in previous trials. Patients (N = 51) were randomly allocated to receive either 1.2 g of standardised ginger extract or placebo per day, in addition to standard anti-emetic therapy, during the first three cycles of chemotherapy. The primary outcome was CIN-related quality of life (QoL) measured with the Functional Living Index- Emesis (FLIE) questionnaire...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780473/rescue-effects-of-ginger-extract-on-dose-dependent-radiation-induced-histological-and-biochemical-changes-in-the-kidneys-of-male-wistar-rats
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Hassan Saberi, Behnaz Keshavarzi, Alireza Shirpoor, Farzaneh Hosseini Gharalari, Yousef Rasmi
Radiation is an essential modality in the management of cancer therapy, but its acute and chronic side effects on the normal organs limit the helpfulness of radiotherapy. The deleterious effects of radiation begin with oxidative stress and inflammatory reaction to radiolytic hydrolysis and formation of free radicals. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of dose dependent whole body radiation exposure on histological and biochemical alterations in rat kidney. It was also planned to find out whether ginger extract mitigated the deleterious effects of different doses of radiation in rat kidney...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761826/the-inhibitory-effect-of-ginger-extract-on-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-application-of-systems-biology
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Roghiyeh Pashaei-Asl, Fatima Pashaei-Asl, Parvin Mostafa Gharabaghi, Khodadad Khodadadi, Mansour Ebrahimi, Esmaeil Ebrahimie, Maryam Pashaiasl
Purpose: Ginger is a natural compound with anti-cancer properties. The effects of ginger and its mechanism on ovarian cancer and its cell line model, SKOV-3, are unclear. In this study, we have evaluated the effect of ginger extract on SKOV-3. Methods: SKOV-3 cells were incubated with ginger extract for 24, 48 and 72 hours. Cell toxicity assay was performed. Different data mining algorithms were applied to highlight the most important features contributing to ginger inhibition on the SKOV-3 cell proliferation...
June 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745358/cross-talk-between-10-gingerol-and-its-anti-cancerous-potential-a-recent-update
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Fang Zhang, Kiran Thakur, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
Since time immortal, ginger, as an ancient herb, has been used throughout the world in foods and beverages due to its typical strong and pungent flavor. Besides its use as a spice, it also serves as an excellent source of several bioactive phenolics, including nonvolatile pungent compounds, such as gingerols, paradols, shogaols, and gingerones. Gingerols constitute key ingredients in fresh ginger, with the most abundant being 6-gingerol (6-G), 8-gingerol (8-G), and 10-gingerol (10-G). Many studies have investigated the various valuable pharmacological properties of these ingredients and experimentally verified the mechanistic aspects of their health effects; however, to date, most research on the anti-cancerous activities of gingerols have focused largely on 6-G...
August 1, 2017: Food & Function
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