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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913286/cytotoxic-activity-of-soy-phytoestrogen-coumestrol-against-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7%C3%A2-cells-insights-into-the-molecular-mechanism
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Atif Zafar, Swarnendra Singh, Imrana Naseem
Coumestrol is a phytoestrogen present in soybean products and recognized as potential cancer therapeutic agent against breast cancer. However, the clear molecular mechanism of anticancer-activity of coumestrol in breast carcinoma has not been reported. It is well established that copper levels are elevated in different malignancies. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the copper-dependent cytotoxic action of coumestrol in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Results showed that coumestrol inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis in MCF-7 cells, which was prevented by copper chelator neocuproine and ROS scavengers...
November 29, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908549/noni-leaf-and-black-tea-enhance-bone-regeneration-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
#2
Nor Aijratul Asikin Mohd Shalan, Noordin M Mustapha, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Black tea and Nonileaf are among the dietary compounds that can benefit patients with bone resorption disorders. Their bone regeneration effects and their mechanisms were studied in estrogen-deficient rats. METHODS: Noni leaves (three doses) and black tea water extracts were fed to ovariectomized rats for 4 mo, and their effects (analyzed via mechanical measurements, micro-computed tomography scan, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction mRNA) were compared with Remifemin (a commercial phytoestrogen product from black cohosh)...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902959/kaempferol-a-phytoestrogen-suppressed-triclosan-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastatic-related-behaviors-of-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Geum-A Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyung-A Hwang
As a phytoestrogen, kaempferol is known to play a chemopreventive role inhibiting carcinogenesis and cancer progression. In this study, the influences of triclosan, an anti-bacterial agent recently known for an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC), and kaempferol on breast cancer progression were examined by measuring their effects on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastatic-related behaviors of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Morphological changes of MCF-7 cells were observed, and a wound-healing assay was performed after the treatment of triclosan and kaempferol...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893208/enterolactone-reduces-telomerase-activity-and-levels-of-its-catalytic-subunit-in-breast-cancer-cells
#4
Davod Ilbeigi, Mitra Nourbakhsh, Shahnaz Khaghani, Nahid Einollahi, Nejat kheiripour, Zafar Gholinejad, Mohammad Alaee, Mostafa saberian
Background: Dietary consumption of phytoestrogens including lignans are linked to a lower incidence of breast cancer. Since activation of telomerase is crucial for growth of cancer cells, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of enterolactone (ENL) and enterodiol (END) on this enzyme. Methods: MTT assays were performed to determine the effect of different concentrations of ENL and ENL on cell viability and to determine the effective concentrations of these two compounds for inhibition of cell growth...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886135/soy-and-health-update-evaluation-of-the-clinical-and-epidemiologic-literature
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REVIEW
Mark Messina
Soyfoods have long been recognized as sources of high-quality protein and healthful fat, but over the past 25 years these foods have been rigorously investigated for their role in chronic disease prevention and treatment. There is evidence, for example, that they reduce risk of coronary heart disease and breast and prostate cancer. In addition, soy alleviates hot flashes and may favorably affect renal function, alleviate depressive symptoms and improve skin health. Much of the focus on soyfoods is because they are uniquely-rich sources of isoflavones...
November 24, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884790/altered-spermatogenesis-steroidogenesis-and-suppressed-fertility-in-adult-male-rats-exposed-to-genistein-a-non-steroidal-phytoestrogen-during-embryonic-development
#6
R Meena, Ch Supriya, K Pratap Reddy, P Sreenivasula Reddy
This article focuses on the effects of prenatal exposure to genistein on the mother, her pregnancy and reproductive functions of the male progeny, since these issues have ethological relevance in both animals and humans. Pregnant Wistar rats received i.p. injections of genistein at a dose level of 2, 20 or 100 mg/kg body weight daily from 12(th) to 19(th) day of gestation. Male pups from control and genistein exposed animals were weaned and allowed to develop until 100 days of age; however, when they were 90 days old, twelve males from each group were cohabited with untreated 90-day old females for 8 days...
November 21, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884717/activity-based-evaluation-of-a-traditional-ayurvedic-medicinal-plant-saraca-asoca-roxb-de-wilde-flowers-as-estrogenic-agents-using-ovariectomized-rat-model
#7
Gauri Swar, Sunita Shailajan, Sasikumar Menon
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wilde, Ashok, is a popular traditional plant used for gynecological disorders. In India, the juice of Ashok flowers is traditionally consumed as a tonic by women in case of uterine disorders. But despite the use, its estrogenic potency is not yet evaluated and thus lacks the scientific recognition and acclaim. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is designed to investigate the estrogenic potential of standardized ethanolic extract of Saraca asoca flowers (SAF) using ovariectomized (OVX) female albino Wistar rat model...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876207/aglycone-rich-extracts-of-phytoestrogens-cause-ros-mediated-dna-damage-in-breast-carcinoma-cells
#8
Shreelekha Dutta, Aparna Khanna
Phytoestrogens are known for their physiological role in lowering risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, breast cancer and menopausal symptoms. They are plant derived potent anti-oxidants, but tend to show pro-oxidant effect at higher concentrations. This study has been undertaken to exploit their pro-oxidant effect in the management of cancer. Cancer cells inherently possess high intracellular ROS levels, however, these levels do not cause harm to the cancer cells because of the anti-oxidant enzyme system. So, there is a need for a treatment strategy which could modulate the ROS levels...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872812/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-the-essential-oils-of-ginger-zingiber-officinale-roscoe-in-experimental-rheumatoid-arthritis
#9
Janet L Funk, Jennifer B Frye, Janice N Oyarzo, Jianling Chen, Huaping Zhang, Barbara N Timmermann
Ginger and its extracts have been used traditionally as anti-inflammatory remedies, with a particular focus on the medicinal properties of its phenolic secondary metabolites, the gingerols. Consistent with these uses, potent anti-arthritic effects of gingerol-containing extracts were previously demonstrated by our laboratory using an experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis, streptococcal cell wall (SCW)-induced arthritis. In this study, anti-inflammatory effects of ginger's other secondary metabolites, the essential oils (GEO), which contain terpenes with reported phytoestrogenic activity, were assessed in female Lewis rats with SCW-induced arthritis...
July 2016: PharmaNutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868125/coumestrol-modulates-akt-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-during-the-attenuation-of-adipogenesis
#10
Young Jin Jang, Hyo Jeong Son, Jiyun Ahn, Chang Hwa Jung, Taeyoul Ha
Coumestrol is a natural phytochemical present in plants such as red clover and soy, and has been reported to stimulate the estrogen receptor as a major phytoestrogen. While the molecular mechanisms responsible for the anti-adipogenic effects of phytoestrogens such as genistein and daidzein have been previously investigated, the effects of coumestrol on adipogenesis remain to be elucidated. We observed that coumestrol dose-dependently attenuates MDI (mixture of 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine, dexamethasone, and insulin)-induced lipid accumulation, consistent with an earlier study, while significantly inhibiting MDI-induced adipogenesis in the first 48 hours of differentiation, a critical time window for anti-adipogenic effects...
November 21, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866192/dietary-genistein-rescues-reduced-basal-chloride-secretion-in-diabetic-jejunum-via-sex-dependent-mechanisms
#11
Shawn Catmull, Faisal Masood, Sydney Schacht, Robert Dolan, Daniel Stegman, Lana Leung, Layla Al-Nakkash
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The goal of this study was to determine the effect of dietary genistein (naturally occurring phytoestrogen) on jejunal secretory function in a clinically relevant model of diabetes and obesity, the leptin-defIcient ob/ob mouse. METHODS: We measured transepithelial short circuit current (Isc), across freshly isolated segments of jejunum from 12-week old male and female ob/ob and lean C57Bl/6J mice fed a genistein diet (600 mg genistein/kg diet) for 4-weeks...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865351/quercetin-relaxes-guinea-pig-gallbladder-strips
#12
Loren Kline, Edward Karpinski
Quercetin, a phytoestrogen and flavonoid, relaxes intestinal and vascular smooth muscle. The purpose of this study was to determine if quercetin had an effect on gallbladder smooth muscle. An in vitro technique was used to determine the effects of quercetin on gallbladder strips and which system(s) mediated the relaxation. Paired t tests were used; differences between means of P < .05 were considered significant. Adding quercetin before cholecystokinin or KCl produced a significant (P < .001) decrease in the amount of tension (0...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861885/sensitivity-of-tp53-mutated-cancer-cells-to-the-phytoestrogen-genistein-is-associated-with-direct-inhibition-of-plk1-activity
#13
Sol-Bi Shin, Sang-Uk Woo, Young Won Chin, Young-Joo Jang, Hyungshin Yim
Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), a conserved Ser/Thr mitotic kinase, has been identified as a promising target for anticancer drug development because its overexpression is correlated with malignancy. Here, we found that genistein, an isoflavone, inhibits Plk1 kinase activity directly. Previously the mitotic disturbance phenomenon induced by treatment with genistein was not fully explained by its inhibitory effect on EGFR. In kinase profiling assays, it showed selectivity relative to a panel of kinases, including EGFR...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861859/cardiac-glycosides-and-breast-cancer-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#14
Reema A Karasneh, Liam J Murray, Chris R Cardwell
Cardiac glycosides are phytoestrogens and have been linked to the risk of estrogen sensitive cancers such as uterus cancer. However, the association between use of cardiac glycosides and risk of breast cancer remains unclear. We investigated the association between cardiac glycosides use and the risk of breast cancer by systematically reviewing the published literature and performing meta-analyses. A comprehensive literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and SCOPUS to identify all relevant articles published up to November 2015...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833586/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-in-melanoma-from-molecular-insights-to-potential-clinical-utility
#15
REVIEW
Monica Marzagalli, Marina Montagnani Marelli, Lavinia Casati, Fabrizio Fontana, Roberta Manuela Moretti, Patrizia Limonta
Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive tumor; its incidence has been reported to increase fast in the past decades. Melanoma is a heterogeneous tumor, with most patients harboring mutations in the BRAF or NRAS oncogenes, leading to the overactivation of the MAPK/ERK and PI3K/Akt pathways. The current therapeutic approaches are based on therapies targeting mutated BRAF and the downstream pathway, and on monoclonal antibodies against the immune checkpoint blockade. However, treatment resistance and side effects are common events of these therapeutic strategies...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827907/pueraria-mirifica-exerts-estrogenic-effects-in-the-mammary-gland-and-uterus-and-promotes-mammary-carcinogenesis-in-donryu-rats
#16
Anna Kakehashi, Midori Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Tago, Naomi Ishii, Takahiro Okuno, Min Gi, Hideki Wanibuchi
Pueraria mirifica (PM), a plant whose dried and powdered tuberous roots are now widely used in rejuvenating preparations to promote youthfulness in both men and women, may have major estrogenic influence. In this study, we investigated modifying effects of PM at various doses on mammary and endometrial carcinogenesis in female Donryu rats. Firstly, PM administered to ovariectomized animals at doses of 0.03%, 0.3%, and 3% in a phytoestrogen-low diet for 2 weeks caused significant increase in uterus weight. Secondly, a 4 week PM application to non-operated rats at a dose of 3% after 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) initiation resulted in significant elevation of cell proliferation in the mammary glands...
November 4, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819218/performance-and-egg-quality-of-laying-hens-fed-flaxseed-highlights-on-n-3-fatty-acids-cholesterol-lignans-and-isoflavones
#17
S Mattioli, S Ruggeri, B Sebastiani, G Brecchia, A Dal Bosco, A Cartoni Mancinelli, C Castellini
Flaxseed is a rich source of α-linolenic acid and phytoestrogens, mainly lignans, whose metabolites (enterodiol and enterolactone) can affect estrogen functions. The present study evaluated the influence of dietary flaxseed supplementation on reproductive performance and egg characteristics (fatty acids, cholesterol, lignans and isoflavones) of 40 Hy-Line hens (20/group) fed for 23 weeks a control diet or the same diet supplemented with 10% of extruded flaxseed. The flaxseed diet had approximately three times the content of lignans (2608...
November 7, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807932/taiwanin-e-inhibits-cell-migration-in-human-lovo-colon-cancer-cells-by-suppressing-mmp-2-9-expression-via-p38-mapk-pathway
#18
Hsi-Hsien Hsu, Wei-Wen Kuo, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Shin-Yi Li, Sheng-Huang Chang, Hui-Nung Shih, Ray-Jade Chen, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Taiwanin E is a natural compound which is structurally analogous to estrogen II and is abundantly found in Taiwania cryptomerioides. It has been previously reported for its anticancer effects; however, the pharmaceutical effect of Taiwanin E on Human LoVo colon cancer cells is not clear. In this study, we investigated the effects of Taiwanin E on metastasis and the associated mechanism of action on Human LoVo colon cancer cells with respect to the modulations in their cell migration and signaling pathways associated with migration...
November 3, 2016: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804870/daidzein-and-its-effects-on-brain
#19
Touqeer Ahmed, Sana Javed, Ameema Tariq, Barbara Budzy, Grazia D Onofrio, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Among naturally occurring isoflavones, soy isoflavones are an important class with various biological activities. Due to their phytoestrogenic structure, their effects on the brain are profound- thus making the neurobiological effects of these compounds an active area of research. One such compound is daidzein, which has been reported to affect various neurobiological regulatory mechanisms such as behavior, cognition, growth, development and reproduction. These effects are mainly elicited through the interaction of daidzein with different signaling molecules and receptors, thereby offering neuroprotection...
November 1, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792907/exposure-to-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-among-residents-of-a-rural-vegetarian-vegan-community
#20
Karen Tordjman, Laura Grinshpan, Lena Novack, Thomas Göen, Dar Segev, Lisa Beacher, Naftali Stern, Tamar Berman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are increasingly thought to be involved in the rising prevalence of disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and some hormone-dependent cancers. Several lines of evidence have indicated that vegetarian and vegan diets may offer some protection from such diseases. We hypothesized that exposure to selected EDCs among residents of the unique vegetarian/vegan community of Amirim would be lower than what has recently been reported for the omnivorous population in the first Israel Biomonitoring Study (IBMS)...
October 25, 2016: Environment International
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