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chrysin and cancer

François Chassagne, Mohamed Haddad, Aurélien Amiel, Chiobouaphong Pharkeovilay, Chanthanom Manithip, Geneviève Bourdy, Eric Deharo, Guillaume Marti
Liver cancer is a major health burden in Southeast Asia, and most patients turn towards the use of medicinal plants to alleviate their symptoms. The aim of this work was to apply to Southeast Asian plants traditionally used to treat liver disorders, a successive ranking strategy based on a comprehensive review of the literature and metabolomic data in order to relate ethnopharmacological relevance to chemical entities of interest. We analyzed 45 publications resulting in a list of 378 plant species, and our point system based on the frequency of citation in the literature allowed the selection of 10 top ranked species for further collection and extraction...
February 22, 2018: Fitoterapia
Ghassan M Sulaiman, Majid S Jabir, Anaheed H Hameed
Chrysin, as a flavone, is a promising drug candidate because of its multifaceted properties, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer. However, its poor bioavailability is a bottleneck for pharmaceutical applications. To enhance the bioactive effects, chrysin-loaded poly (D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) and polyvinyl alcohol were successfully prepared to overcome problems associated with chrysin. The properties of modified nanochrysin were analysed by in vitro dissolution study, XRD, FTIR and SEM...
January 31, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Raana Bagheri, Zohreh Sanaat, Nosratollah Zarghami
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January 30, 2018: Drug Research
Aïcha Sassi, Mouna Maatouk, Dorra El Gueder, Imen Mokdad Bzéouich, Saïda Abdelkefi-Ben Hatira, Saloua Jemni-Yacoub, Kamel Ghedira, Leila Chekir-Ghedira
Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a natural and biologically active compound which has many biological activities as an anticancer agent. The current report is aimed at finding out whether the antitumor potential of chrysin, evidenced in vitro and in vivo, is linked or not to its effect on immunological mechanisms of melanoma-bearing mice. Chrysin-treated B16F10 cells were analyzed for their metabolic rate and apoptotic potentials. In vivo, BALB/c mice received a subcutaneous injection of B16F10 melanoma cells prior to antitumor treatments with chrysin (50 mg/kg b...
January 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Mirtha Navarro, Ileana Moreira, Elizabeth Arnaez, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, Felipe Vargas, Diego Alvarado, Pei Chen
The phenolic composition of leaves from Phyllanthus acuminatus L., a plant commonly used in Costa Rica as traditional medicine, was studied using UPLC-ESI-MS on an enriched phenolic extract. A total of 20 phenolic compounds were identified, comprising eight flavonoids (two flavanones-pinocembrin isomers and six derivatives from apigenin, chrysin, quercetin, and kaempferol); seven ellagitannins, two flavan-3-ols (prodelphinidin B dimer and (epi)gallocatechin); and three phenolic acids (ellagic acid, trimethylellagic acid, and ferulic acid)...
December 15, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
Monika Stompor, Marta Świtalska, Joanna Wietrzyk
The synthesis of hydroxyflavone derivatives is described. The acyl derivatives of 3-, 6-, 7-hydroxyflavones (compounds 2, 4, 6, respectively) and chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone, 7) were obtained in high yields and evaluated in vitro for their cytotoxic activity against several cancer cell lines of different origin: MCF-7 (breast cancer), A549 (nonsmall cell lung cancer), MES-SA (uterine sarcoma), LoVo (colon cancer), drug-resistant human cancer cells (MES-SA/DX5, LoVo/DX) and also towards non-cancer cell line MCF-10A (normal breast epithelial cells)...
November 8, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
Sourav Das, Alka Karn, Rubi Sarmah, Mostofa Ataur Rohman, Sudipta Koley, Pooja Ghosh, Atanu Singha Roy
Flavonoids are biologically imperative compounds used as anti-oxidants, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial agents etc. The current work reports comprehensive binding studies of two important flavonoids, 6-hydroxyflavone and 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin) with bovine hemoglobin (BHb) at 298K and 308K, in aqueous medium using UV-vis spectroscopy, steady state fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD) measurements, Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and molecular docking studies. Both 6-hydroxyflavone and chrysin can quench the intrinsic fluorescence intensity of BHb via static quenching mechanism...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Bing Chen, Xuewen Wang, Yulian Zou, Weiying Chen, Gang Wang, Wensong Yao, Peiying Shi, Shaoguang Li, Shilan Lin, Xinhua Lin, Hong Yao
Selaginella doederleinii Hieron is a widely used as folk Chinese medicine for treatment of different cancers. Our previous investigations have confirmed that the total biflavonoids in ethyl acetate extract from S. doederleinii (SDEA) have favorable anticancer potentials. However, the in vivo process of its bioactive ingredients remains unknown. In this paper, a sensitive and reliable method was developed for simultaneous quantification of main five biflavonoids, including amentoflavone, robustaflavone, 2″,3″-dihydro-3',3″-biapigenin, 3',3″-binaringenin and delicaflavone in the ethyl acetate extract of S...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Majid Zeinali, Naser Tayebi Meybodi, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee, Houshang Rafatpanah, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Chrysin (CH) is a natural flavone which possesses antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CH on biochemical parameters, histopathological changes, and genotoxicity and hematological indices in diazinon (DZN)-induced toxicity in BALB/c mice. We induced sub-acute toxicity in mice using DZN (20 mg/kg/day) and treated them with CH at the 12.5, 25, and 50 mg/kg/day five times/week in 28 days. In our study, DZN increased lipid profile and liver function tests (LFTs) and creatinine (Cr) but decreased the red blood cell acetylcholinesterase (RBC-AChE) activity and glucose level...
November 2, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
Javid Lotfi-Attari, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mehdi Dadashpour, Shahriar Alipour, Raana Farajzadeh, Shahrzad Javidfar, Nosratollah Zarghami
Nanoparticle (NP)-based combinational chemotherapy has been proposed as a potent approach for improving intracellular drug concentrations and attaining synergistic effects in colorectal cancer therapy. Here, two well-known herbal substances, Curcumin (Cur) and Chrysin (Chr), were co-encapsulated in PEGylated PLGA NPs and investigated their synergistic inhibitory effect against Caco-2 cancer cells. Characterization of nanoformulated drugs was determined using DLS, FTIR, TEM, and SEM. Drug release study was performed using dialysis method...
November 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
Qing Zhao, Meng-Ying Cui, Olesya Levsh, Dongfeng Yang, Jie Liu, Jie Li, Lionel Hill, Lei Yang, Yonghong Hu, Jing-Ke Weng, Xiao-Ya Chen, Cathie Martin
Baicalein, wogonin and their glycosides are major bioactive compounds found in the medicinal plant Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. These flavones can induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines but have no effect on normal cells. Furthermore, they have many additional benefits for human health, such as anti-oxidant, antiviral, and liver-protective properties. We describe isolation and characterization of two CYP450 enzymes (SbCYP82D1.1 and SbCYP82D2) that function as the flavone 6-hydroxylase (F6H) and flavone 8-hydroxylase (F8H), respectively, in S...
August 22, 2017: Molecular Plant
Whasun Lim, Soomin Ryu, Fuller W Bazer, Sung-Man Kim, Gwonhwa Song
Chrysin is mainly found in passion flowers, honey, and propolis acts as a potential therapeutic and preventive agent to inhibit proliferation and invasion of various human cancer cells. Although chrysin has anti-carcinogenic effects in several cancers, little is known about its functional roles in ovarian cancer which shows poor prognosis and chemoresistance to traditional therapeutic agents. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of ovarian cancer cells using ES2 and OV90 (clear cell and serous carcinoma, respectively) cell lines...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Helen C Owen, Sandra Appiah, Noor Hasan, Lucy Ghali, Ghada Elayat, Celia Bell
Advances in scientific research and targeted treatment regimes have improved survival rates for many cancers over the past few decades. However, for some types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukemia, mortality rates have continued to rise, with chemoresistance in leukemic stem cells (LSCs) being a major contributing factor. Most cancer drug therapies act by inducing apoptosis in dividing cells but are ineffective in targeting quiescent LSCs. Niches in the bone marrow, known as leukemic niches, behave as "sanctuaries" where LSCs acquire drug resistance...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
Eman M Mantawy, Ahmed Esmat, Wesam M El-Bakly, Rania A Salah ElDin, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Doxorubicin (DOX) is the mainstay chemotherapeutic agent against a variety of human neoplasmas. However, its clinical utility is limited by its marked cardiotoxicity. Chrysin, is a natural flavone which possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The current study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of chrysin against DOX-induced chronic cardiotoxicity and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either DOX (5 mg/kg, once a week) and/or chrysin (50 mg/kg, four times a week) for four weeks...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
Farideh Mohammadian, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Shahriar Alipour, Mehdi Dadashpour, Nosratollah Zarghami
Background Gastric carcinoma still remains the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the world. Chrysin, as a flavone, has showed cancer chemopreventive activity. The cellular and molecular mechanisms of chrysin in cancer cells have not been fully understood. Objective In this study, we investigate expression levels of let-7a, miR-9, mir-18a, miR-21, miR-22, miR-34a, miR-126 and mir-221 to describe the anti-cancer effects of chrysin. Materials and Methods The cytotoxic effects of chrysin were assessed using MTT assay...
September 2017: Drug Research
Zahra Javan Maasomi, Younes Pilehvar Soltanahmadi, Mehdi Dadashpour, Shahriar Alipour, Somayeh Abolhasani, Nosratollah Zarghami
Objective: Breast cancer is one of the most significant causes of female cancer death worldwide. Although several chemotherapeutics have been developed to treat this type of cancer, issues remain such as low survival rates and high reoccurrence after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. To explore a chemopreventive approach to enhancing breast cancer treatment efficacy, the antiproliferative effects of a combination of chrysin and silibinin, two herbal substances, in T47D breast cancer cells were assessed. Materials and Methods: Cytotoxicity of the agents singly and in combination was evaluated by MTT assay...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Hiroyuki Sonoki, Asami Tanimae, Satoshi Endo, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Takumi Furuta, Kenji Ichihara, Akira Ikari
Claudin-2 is highly expressed in human lung adenocarcinoma tissues and may be a novel target for cancer chemotherapy because knockdown of claudin-2 decreases cell proliferation. We found that flavonoids including kaempferol, chrysin, and luteolin concentration-dependently decrease claudin-2 expression in lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. Claudin-2 expression is up-regulated by mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/ extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/c-Fos and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathways, but these activities were not inhibited by kaempferol, chrysin, and luteolin...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
Yaghoub Deldar, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mehdi Dadashpour, Soheila Montazer Saheb, Mohammad Rahmati-Yamchi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Chrysin (Chr) is a naturally occurring flavone with a wide spectrum of biological functions including anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Due to the low bioavailability and in vivo stability of Chr at therapeutic levels for wound-healing applications, Chr-loaded PCL/PEG nanofibrous mats were successfully fabricated by optimizing the electrospinning parameters and characterized using FE-SEM and FTIR. Results of MTT showed that Human foreskin fibroblast cells (HFF-1) have more than 80% viability on Chr-loaded nanofibers...
June 9, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Yasamin Davatgaran-Taghipour, Salar Masoomzadeh, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Roodabeh Bahramsoltani, Zahra Karimi-Soureh, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Abdollahi
Cancer is defined as the abnormal cell growth that can cause life-threatening malignancies with high financial costs for patients as well as the health care system. Natural polyphenols have long been used for the prevention and treatment of several disorders due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, antineoplastic, and immunomodulatory effects discussed in the literature; thus, these phytochemicals are potentially able to act as chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agents in different types of cancer...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Kanakaraju Manupati, Neha R Dhoke, Tanusree Debnath, Ragini Yeeravalli, Kalpana Guguloth, Shahrzad Saeidpour, Utpal Chandra De, Sudhan Debnath, Amitava Das
The recurrence of breast cancer in patients is a persistent challenge to the medical fraternity. Breast tumor contains a small population of cells with high tumor initiating and metastatic potential, known as cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are resistant to existing chemotherapeutics. CSCs contribute to the aggressiveness of triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs), thereby necessitating the identification of molecular targets on breast CSCs. TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231, in comparison with MCF-7, demonstrated a higher expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)...
June 2017: FEBS Journal
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