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chrysin and cancer

Min-Kyung Kang, Sin-Hye Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Eun-Jung Lee, Lucia Dwi Antika, Dong Yeon Kim, Yean-Jung Choi, Young-Hee Kang
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) develops in a significant proportion of patients with chronic diabetes, characterized by retinal macular edema and abnormal retinal vessel outgrowth leading to vision loss. Chrysin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid found in herb and honeycomb, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. This study sought to determine the protective effects of chrysin on retinal neovascularization with abnormal vessels and blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown in 33 mM glucose-exposed human retinal endothelial cells and in db/db mouse eyes...
December 3, 2016: Nutrients
Ali Eatemadi, Hadis Daraee, Hammed T Aiyelabegan, Babak Negahdari, Bahram Rajeian, Nosratollah Zarghami
BACKGROUND: Nano-therapy exhibit the potential of revolutionizing cancer therapy. This field introduces nanovectors/nanocarriers for anticancer drugs targeted delivery, and also finds application in imaging. Chrysin, a natural flavonoid, was recently studied as having important biological roles in chemical defenses, nitrogen fixation, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. We aim at studying the effect of nano-chrysin on breast cancer cell line. METHODS: The effect of chrysin loaded PCL-PEG-PCL was studied on T47D breast cancer cell line...
November 12, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Megumi Funakoshi-Tago, Kentaro Ohsawa, Toshiyuki Ishikawa, Fumika Nakamura, Fumihito Ueda, Yuji Narukawa, Fumiyuki Kiuchi, Hiroomi Tamura, Kenji Tago, Tadashi Kasahara
Flavonoids, particularly those derived from plants, harbor biological effects such as anti-inflammation and the inhibition of cancer progression. In the present study, we investigated the effects of 10 kinds of flavonoids isolated from Nepalese propolis on the LPS signaling pathway in order to clarify their anti-inflammatory activities. Five types of flavonoids: isoliquiritigenin, chrysin, 3',4'-dihydroxy-4-methoxydalbergione, 4-methoxydalbergion, and cearoin, markedly inhibited inflammatory responses including LPS-induced NO production by suppressing the expression of iNOS mRNA and LPS-induced mRNA expression of TNFα and CCL2...
October 19, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Farideh Mohammadian, Alireza Abhari, Hassan Dariushnejad, Alireza Nikanfar, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Nosratollah Zarghami
BACKGROUND: Recently, Chrysin, as a flavone, has revealed cancer chemo-preventive activity. The present experiment utilized the PLGA-PEG-chrysin complex, and free chrysin, to evaluation of the expression of miR-22, miR-34a and miR-126 in human gastric cell line. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine whether nano encapsulating chrysin improves the anti-cancer effect of free chrysin on AGS human gastric cell line. METHODS: Properties of the chrysin encapsulated in PLGA-PEG nanoparticles were investigated by SEM, H NMR, and FTIR...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention
Saeed Samarghandian, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Abasalt Borji, Malihe Hasanzadeh, Farahzad Jabbari, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Mohammad Samini
OBJECTIVES: Chrysin, an active natural bioflavonoid found in honey and many plant extracts, was first known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The fact that antioxidants have several inhibitory effects against different diseases, such as cancer, led to search for food rich in antioxidants. In this study, we investigated the antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of chrysin on the cultured human breast cancer cells (MCF-7). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cells were cultured in Roswell Park Memorial Institute medium and treated with different chrysin concentrations for three consecutive days...
July 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Farideh Mohammadian, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Faraz Zarghami, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Nosratollah Zarghami
Chrysin, as a flavone, has showed cancer chemopreventive activity. The present study utilized the PLGA-PEG-chrysin to evaluate the expression of miR-9 and Let-7a in human gastric cells. The structure of nanoparticles and encapsulated chrysin was evaluated using (1)H NMR, FT-IR, and SEM. MTT assay was used for the evaluation of cytotoxicity effect of nanoencapsulated chrysin. Expression levels of miR-9 and Let7-a were studied by real-time PCR. The results demonstrated that chrysin-PLGA-PEG nanoparticles are more effective than pure chrysin in upregulation of miR-9 and Let-7a due to enhanced uptake by cells...
August 10, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
H Z Li, Y H Chen, Y L Fang, L Y Zhong, Q Q Yuan, X Y Xu, J G Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether inhibitory effect of chrysin on sphere formation of ovarian cancer stem-like cells(spheroids derived from human ovarian cancer SKOV3 cell line ) is involved in the down-regulating of the protein expression of casein kinase CK2α. METHODS: SKOV3-derived ovarian cancer stem-like cells obtained by suspension culture in stem cell-condition medium using ultra-low adhesion plate were treated with various concentrations (5.0, 10.0 and 20...
July 5, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Qin Tang, Fangling Ji, Jianli Guo, Jingyun Wang, Yachen Li, Yongming Bao
Chrysin, one of natural flavonoid compounds, has recently been found to possess anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and anticancer properties. To increase its anticancer effects, 5 chrysin derivates were synthesized on the base of DNA intercalator structure. The inhibiting effects of chrysin and its derivatives on cancer cells Hela, BGC823, MCF-7, HepG2, and normal cells HEK-293, were evaluated by MTT assays. 5-(2'-amino) phenyl-7-cyclohexanemethylchrysin (Ch-1), a unique chrysin derivate, killed all the cancer cells but kept above 60% survival rate in normal cells HEK-293 at 62...
August 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Hui Zou, Xiaozheng Cao, Qiao Xiao, Xifeng Sheng, Kaiqun Ren, Meifang Quan, Zhengwei Song, Duo Li, Yu Zheng, Wenbin Zeng, Jianguo Cao, Yaojin Peng
Sorafenib, a multi-kinase inhibitor, has shown its promising antitumor effect in a series of clinical trials, and has been approved as the current standard treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 8-Bromo‑7-methoxychrysin (BrMC) is a novel chrysin synthetic analogue that has been reported to inhibit the growth of various tumor cells and possess properties for targeting liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) . The present study investigated the synergistic targeting effects on the properties of liver cancer stem-like cells (LCSLCs) by a combination of sorafenib and BrMC in SMMC-7721 cell line...
September 2016: Oncology Reports
Summya Rashid, Sana Nafees, Abul Vafa, Shekh Muhammad Afzal, Nemat Ali, Muneeb U Rehman, Syed Kazim Hasan, Aisha Siddiqi, Preeti Barnwal, Ferial Majed, Sarwat Sultana
Chrysin (CH) is natural, biologically active compound, belongs to flavoniod family and possesses diverse pharmacological activities as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer. It is found in many plants, honey and propolis. In the present study, we investigated the chemopreventive efficacy of CH against N-nitrosodiethylamine (DEN) initiated and Fe-NTA induced precancerous lesions and its role in regulating oxidative injury, hyperproliferation, tumor incidences, histopathological alterations, inflammation, and apoptosis in the kidneys of Wistar rats...
September 15, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Qingyu Zhang, Sheng Ma, Bin Liu, Jie Liu, Runzhi Zhu, Mingyi Li
Chrysin is a major active ingredient of flavonoids, known to exhibit protective effects against various types of cancer. However, the anticancer role of chrysin against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In order to evaluate the effects of chrysin on cell viability and apoptosis in human HCC, HepG2 and QGY7701 cells were used in the present study. Cell viability was monitored using an MTT assay. In addition, an Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide kit was used for the labeling of the apoptotic cells, which were then measured using flow cytometry...
July 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Li-Ping Sun, Xiang Xu, Hau-Hsuan Hwang, Xin Wang, Kang-Yi Su, Yi-Lin S Chen
BACKGROUND: Bee propolis, a mixture of the secretion from bee tongue gland and wax gland, was collected from the tree bud and barked by bees. The components were rich in terpenes, phenolics, and flavonoids, and had anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotection abilities. However, the potential anti-oxidative stress of propolis was not well documented. This study aimed to study the protective effect of propolis on high-incident nonfatal diseases, such as stroke and cerebral infarction caused by ischemia...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
Elvira E Shults, Makhmut M Shakirov, Mikhail A Pokrovsky, Tatijana N Petrova, Andrey G Pokrovsky, Petr G Gorovoy
Twenty-one phenolic compounds (1-21) including dihydrocinnamic acid, isoflavonoids, flavonoids, coumestans, pterocarpans, chalcones, isoflavan and isoflaven, were isolated from the roots of Glycyrrhiza pallidiflora Maxim. Phloretinic acid (1), chrysin (6), 9-methoxycoumestan (8), isoglycyrol (9), 6″-O-acetylanonin (19) and 6″-O-acetylwistin (21) were isolated from G. pallidiflora for the first time. Isoflavonoid acetylglycosides 19, 21 might be artefacts that could be produced during the EtOAc fractionation process of whole extract...
May 22, 2016: Natural Product Research
Hyun-Kyung Lim, Kyoung Mee Kim, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eun Kyung Choi, Joohee Jung
Docetaxel (DTX) is an effective commercial anticancer agent for chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), breast cancer, gastric cancer, and prostate cancer, but its adverse effects including edema, neurotoxicity, and hair loss limit its application. To improve the chemotherapeutic efficacy of DTX and reduce adverse effects, combination therapy is one of the alternative methods. So chrysin, which has various biological activities including anticancer effects, was considered. In vitro, the combination of chrysin and DTX was investigated in A549 cells...
May 5, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
Cheng Huang, Yu-Xuan Wei, Ma-Ching Shen, Yu-Hsuan Tu, Chia-Chi Wang, Hsiu-Chen Huang
The composition of Morinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia) was determined using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the anticancer effects of M. citrifolia extract evaluated in HepG2, Huh7, and MDA-MB-231 cancer cells. M. citrifolia fruit extracts were obtained by using five different organic solvents, including hexane (Hex), methanol (MeOH), ethyl acetate (EtOAc), chloroform (CHCl3), and ethanol (EtOH). The water-EtOAc extracts from M. citrifolia fruits was found to have the highest anticancer activity...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Monika Bhardwaj, Na-Hyung Kim, Souren Paul, Rekha Jakhar, Jaehong Han, Sun Chul Kang
Plant-derived compounds are an important source of clinically useful anti-cancer agents. Chrysin, a biologically active flavone found in many plants, has limited usage for cancer chemotherapeutics due to its poor oral bioavailability. 5-Hydroxy-7-methoxyflavone (HMF), an active natural chrysin derivative found in various plant sources, is known to modulate several biological activities. However, the mechanism underlying HMF-induced apoptotic cell death in human colorectal carcinoma cells in vitro is still unknown...
2016: PloS One
Orawin Prangsaengtong, Sirivan Athikomkulchai, Jiuxiang Xu, Keiichi Koizumi, Akiko Inujima, Naotoshi Shibahara, Yutaka Shimada, Sarin Tadtong, Suresh Awale
The induction of lymphangiogenesis is an important process to promote cancer growth and cancer metastasis via the lymphatic system. Identifying the compounds that can prevent lymphangiogenesis for cancer therapy is urgently required. Chrysin, 5,7-dihydroxyflavone, a natural flavone extracted from Thai propolis, was used to investigate the effect on the lymphangiogenesis process of TR-LE, rat lymphatic endothelial cells. In this study, maximal nontoxic doses of chrysin on TR-LE cells were selected by performing a proliferation assay...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Swati Singh, Manika Awasthi, Veda P Pandey, Upendra N Dwivedi
Lipoxygenases (LOXs), key enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of leukotrienes, are well known to participate in the inflammatory and immune responses. With the recent reports of involvement of 5-LOX (one of the isozyme of LOX in human) in cancer, there is a need to find out selective inhibitors of 5-LOX for their therapeutic application. In the present study, plant derived 300 anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous secondary metabolites (100 each of alkaloids, flavonoids and terpenoids) have been screened for their pharmacokinetic properties and subsequently docked for identification of potent inhibitors of 5-LOX...
March 4, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Rahul V Patel, Bhupendra Mistry, Riyaz Syed, Anuj K Rathi, Yoo-Jung Lee, Jung-Suk Sung, Han-Seung Shinf, Young-Soo Keum
Synthesis of 7-(4-bromobutoxy)-5-hydroxy-2-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one intermediate treating chrysin with 1,4-dibromobutane facilitated combination of chrysin with a wide range of piperazine moieties which were equipped via reacting the corresponding amines with bis(2-chloroethyl)amine hydrochloride in diethylene glycol monomethyl ether solvent. Free radical scavenging potential of prepared products was analyzed in vitro adopting DPPH and ABTS bioassay in addition to the evaluation of in vitro anticancer efficacies against cervical cancer cell lines (HeLa and CaSki) and an ovarian cancer cell line SK-OV-3 using SRB assay...
June 10, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eshvendar Reddy Kasala, Lakshmi Narendra Bodduluru, Chandan C Barua, Rajaram Mohanrao Madhana, Vicky Dahiya, Mukesh Kumar Budhani, Ramana Reddy Mallugari, Suseela Reddy Maramreddy, Ranadeep Gogoi
BACKGROUND: Chemoprevention is considered as one of the most promising and realistic approaches in the prevention of lung cancer. Chrysin, a naturally occurring dietary flavone widely found in Passiflora family of plants and honey, has been studied extensively for its chemopreventive properties. The objective of present study is to divulge the chemopreventive role of chrysin against benzo(a)pyrene [B(a)P] induced lung carcinogenesis in Swiss albino mice. METHODS: B(a)P was administered orally (50mg/kg body weight) twice a week for four weeks to induce lung cancer in mice...
April 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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