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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782854/combined-treatment-with-sorafenib-and-silibinin-synergistically-targets-both-hcc-cells-and-cancer-stem-cells-by-enhanced-inhibition-of-the-phosphorylation-of-stat3-erk-akt
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Jie Mao, Hongbao Yang, Tingting Cui, Pan Pan, Nadia Kabir, Duo Chen, Jinyan Ma, Xingyi Chen, Yijun Chen, Yong Yang
Silibinin, a nontoxic bioactive component in milk thistle, is used as a liver-protective drug in the clinic mainly because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammation activities. In this study, we studied the cytotoxic effects of silibinin combined with sorafenib on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The results indicated that silibinin combined with sorafenib potently inhibited the proliferation of various HCC cells and induced significant apoptosis. In an HCC subcutaneous transplantation tumor model, the combination of silibinin and sorafenib significantly suppressed tumor growth compared with monotherapy...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775104/the-ability-of-silybum-marianum-to-phytoremediate-cadmium-and-or-diesel-oil-from-the-soil
#2
Hossein Hammami, Ebrahim Alaie, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Dastgheib
Phytoremediation is a new ecological and cost-effective technology applied for cleaning heavy metals and total petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated (TPH-contaminated) soils. This study was conducted to evaluate the potential of milk thistle (Silybum marianum) to phytoremediate cadmium (Cd (II)) from contaminated soils. To this end, the investigators applied a completely randomized design with the factorial arrangement and four replications. The results indicated that all the evaluated parameters of S. Marianum, including shoot and root fresh and dry weight, as well as shoot and root Cd, were significantly influenced by Cd (II) concentration and diesel oil (DO)...
July 3, 2018: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764340/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-cancer-activity-of-silymarin-on-oral-cancer
#3
Dong-Hoon Won, Lee-Han Kim, Boonsil Jang, In-Hyoung Yang, Hye-Jeong Kwon, Bohwan Jin, Seung Hyun Oh, Ju-Hee Kang, Seong-Doo Hong, Ji-Ae Shin, Sung-Dae Cho
Silymarin, a standardized extract from milk thistle fruits has been found to exhibit anti-cancer effects against various cancers. Here, we explored the anti-cancer activity of silymarin and its molecular target in human oral cancer in vitro and in vivo. Silymarin dose-dependently inhibited the proliferation of HSC-4 oral cancer cells and promoted caspase-dependent apoptosis. A human apoptosis protein array kit showed that death receptor 5 may be involved in silymarin-induced apoptosis, which was also shown through western blotting, immunocytochemistry, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
May 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736939/effects-of-silymarin-on-the-metabolic-syndrome-a-review
#4
REVIEW
Maryam Vahabzadeh, Nafise Amiri, Gholamreza Karimi
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome is one of the rising global health problems and medical challenges due to several clinical complications it may cause, for example increasing the risk of myocardial infarction and hypertension. On the other hand, great attention has been directed toward determining the worthiness of herbal medicines. There are emerging studies on preventive and therapeutic effects of silymarin on different components of the metabolic syndrome. Extracted from the dried seeds of milk thistle plant (Silybum marianum L...
May 7, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706079/modulation-of-ampk-dependent-lipogenesis-mediated-by-p2x7r-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-contributes-to-the-amelioration-of-alcoholic-liver-steatosis-by-dihydroquercetin
#5
Yu Zhang, Quan Jin, Xia Li, Jiang Min, Ben-Wen Cui, Kai-Li Xia, Yan-Ling Wu, Li-Hua Lian, Ji-Xing Nan
Dihydroquercetin (TAX) is the most abundant dihydroflavone found in onions, milk thistle and Douglas fir bark. We investigated whether TAX could inhibit the lipid accumulation in alcoholic liver steatosis in vivo and in vitro. An in vivo model was established by intragastrically treating mice with ethanol, and an in vitro model was created by treating HepG2 cells with ethanol. TAX regulated SREBP1 and ACC expression via elevating LKB1/AMPK phosphorylation. Also, TAX upregulated SIRT1 expression, which suppressed by ethanal intake...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703390/concurrent-administration-of-anticancer-chemotherapy-drug-and-herbal-medicine-on-the-perspective-of-pharmacokinetics
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REVIEW
Yung-Yi Cheng, Chen-Hsi Hsieh, Tung-Hu Tsai
With an increasing number of cancer patients seeking an improved quality of life, complementary and alternative therapies are becoming more common ways to achieve such improvements. The potential risks of concurrent administration are serious and must be addressed. However, comprehensive evidence for the risks and benefits of combining anticancer drugs with traditional herbs is rare. Pharmacokinetic investigations are an efficient way to understand the influence of concomitant remedies. Therefore, this study aimed to collect the results of pharmacokinetic studies relating to the concurrent use of cancer chemotherapy and complementary and alternative therapies...
April 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661192/policosanol-composition-antioxidant-and-anti-arthritic-activities-of-milk-thistle-silybium-marianum-l-oil-at-different-seed-maturity-stages
#7
Saoussem Harrabi, Azza Ferchichi, Asma Bacheli, Hayet Fellah
BACKGROUND: Several anti-arthritic drugs and synthetic antioxidants have wide pharmaceutical uses and are often associated with various side effects on the human health. Dietary seed oils and their minor components like policosanol may offer an effective alternative treatment for arthritic and oxidative-stress related diseases. The biological effects of seed oils were affected by different parameters such as the stage of seed maturity. Hence, this study seeks to determine the policosanol content, antioxidant and anti-arthritic activities of milk thistle (Silybium marianum L...
April 16, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655677/an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-of-a-4-herb-formula-on-the-management-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome
#8
Elaine Wat, Yanping Wang, Ken Chan, Hon Wai Law, Chi Man Koon, Kit Man Lau, Ping Chung Leung, Choly Yan, Clara Bik San Lau
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is the cluster of risk factors that leads to increased episodes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). These risk factors include but are not limited to obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD), dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes. Since the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome has multiple metabolic origins, there is no single treatment for it. Pharmacological approaches consist of separate drugs which target at individual risk factors which pose various side effects...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465317/neuroprotective-effects-of-silibinin-an-in-silico-and-in-vitro-study
#9
Valencia Fernandes, Dilip Sharma, Kiran Kalia, Vinod Tiwari
AIM OF THE STUDY: Astrogliosis is a key contributor for many neurological disorders involving apoptosis, neuroinflammation and subsequent neuronal death. Silibinin, a polyphenol isolated from milk thistle (Silybum marianum), has been shown to suppress the astrocyte activation in various neurodegenerative disorders and also exhibit a neuroprotective role in neuroinflammation-driven oxidative damage. The present study was designed with an aim to investigate the neuroprotective effects of Silibinin against LPS induced oxido-inflammatory cascade and astrocyte activation...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438702/the-cytogenetic-effects-of-silibinin-alone-and-in-combination-with-methotrexate-in-mouse-bone-marrow
#10
Hayder Gaeed Oufi
The use of herbal drugs for disease treatment has increased worldwide. Flavonolignan silibinin, the major biologically active component of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), has various biological effects. This study is designed to evaluate the cytogenetic effects of flavonolignan silibinin in mouse bone marrow cells alone and in combination with methotrexate. In this study, the cytogenetic effects of flavonolignan silibinin were observed in mouse bone marrow cells after five days of treatment with a single intraperitoneal (IP) dose of either 50, 100 or 150 mg/kg body weight of silibinin hemisuccinate (SHS), alone or in combination with a single dose of 20 mg/kg methotrexate (MTX)...
April 5, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397533/estrogen-receptors-are-involved-in-the-neuroprotective-effect-of-silibinin-in-a%C3%AE-1-42-treated-rats
#11
Xiaoyu Song, Bo Liu, Lingyu Cui, Biao Zhou, Lu Liu, Weiwei Liu, Guodong Yao, Mingyu Xia, Toshihiko Hayashi, Shunji Hattori, Yuko Ushiki-Kaku, Shin-Ichi Tashiro, Takashi Ikejima
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by a cascade of pathologic changes. A widely discussed theory indicates that amyloid β (Aβ) peptides are the causative agents of AD. Silibinin, a flavonoid derived from milk thistle, is well known for its hepato-protective activities and we have reported the neuroprotective effects of silibinin. In this study, we investigated the role of estrogen receptors (ERs) in silibinin's neuroprotective effect on Aβ1-42 -injected rats...
April 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329462/silibinin-from-silybum-marianum-stimulates-embryonic-stem-cell-vascular-differentiation-via-the-stat3-pi3-k-akt-axis-and-nitric-oxide
#12
Enas Hussein Ali, Fatemeh Sharifpanah, Maria Wartenberg, Heinrich Sauer
Silibinin, the bioactive compound of milk thistle ( Silybum marianum ), exerts tissue protective and regenerative effects that may include stem cell differentiation toward vascular cells. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether silibinin stimulates blood vessel formation from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and to unravel the underlying signaling cascade. Vascular branching points were assessed by confocal laser scanning microscopy and computer-assisted image analysis of CD31-positive cell structures...
January 12, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273470/relative-bioavailability-of-silybin-a-and-silybin-b-from-2-multiconstituent-dietary-supplement-formulations-containing-milk-thistle-extract-a-single-dose-study
#13
Wen-Yi Li, Guo Yu, Renee M Hogan, Rajesh Mohandas, Reginald F Frye, Eric Gumpricht, John S Markowitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the bioavailability between 2 milk thistle-containing dietary supplements, Product B and IsaGenesis, in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Bioavailability between Product B, originally formulated as a powdered capsule, and IsaGenesis, reformulated as a soft gel, were compared by measuring silybin A and silybin B as surrogate pharmacokinetic markers for differences in absorption and bioavailability. For this randomized, open-label, crossover pharmacokinetic study, 12 healthy volunteers consumed a single-dose serving of each supplement separated by at least a 7-day washout period...
January 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245314/the-therapeutic-effect-of-silymarin-in-the-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-disease-a-meta-analysis-prisma-of-randomized-control-trials
#14
Sheng Zhong, Yuxiang Fan, Qi Yan, Xingyu Fan, Bo Wu, Yujuan Han, Ying Zhang, Yong Chen, Huimao Zhang, Junqi Niu
BACKGROUND: Silymarin (SIL) is an active extraction of the silybum marianum, milk thistle, which is an ancient medicinal plant for treatment of various liver diseases for centuries. This study is to assess the therapeutic effect of SIL in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease through meta-analysis. METHODS: Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included from electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, Web of Science, and so forth)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240674/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-flavonolignans-in-different-cellular-models
#15
Michal Bijak, Ewelina Synowiec, Przemyslaw Sitarek, Tomasz Sliwiński, Joanna Saluk-Bijak
Flavonolignans are the main components of silymarin, which represents 1.5-3% of the dry fruit weight of Milk thistle ( Silybum marianum L. Gaernt.). In ancient Greece and Romania, physicians and herbalists used the Silybum marianum to treat a range of liver diseases. Besides their hepatoprotective action, silymarin flavonolignans have many other healthy properties, such as anti-platelet and anti-inflammatory actions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxic effect of flavonolignans on blood platelets, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and human lung cancer cell line-A549-using different molecular techniques...
December 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228792/silymarin-olibanum-and-nettle-a-mixed-herbal-formulation-in-the-treatment-of-type-ii-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Nahid Khalili, Reza Fereydoonzadeh, Reza Mohtashami, Saeed Mehrzadi, Mojtaba Heydari, Hasan Fallah Huseini
Silybum marianum (L) Gaertn (milk thistle) seeds, Urtica dioica L (nettle) leaves, and Boswellia serrata (olibanum gum) resin are used traditionally by Iranian diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperglycemic effects of these herbs in an herbal formulation in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Sixty patients diagnosed as type II diabetes mellitus with fasting blood glucose level from 150 to 180 mg/dL, glycosylated hemoglobin level from 7.5% to 8.5%, and on oral antihyperglycemic drugs, were allocated to receive the mix herbal formulation or placebo for 90 days in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial...
October 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209632/silymarin-ameliorates-diabetes-induced-proangiogenic-response-in-brain-endothelial-cells-through-a-gsk-3-%C3%AE-inhibition-induced-reduction-of-vegf-release
#17
Ahmed Alhusban, Enaam Alkhazaleh, Tamam El-Elimat
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, it was found to induce a dysfunctional angiogenic response in the brain that was attributed to oxidative stress. Milk thistle seed extract (silymarin) has potent antioxidant properties, though its potential use in ameliorating diabetes-induced aberrant brain angiogenesis is unknown. Glycogen synthase kinase-3 β is a regulator of angiogenesis that is upregulated by diabetes. Its involvement in diabetes-induced angiogenesis is unknown...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207484/tunisian-milk-thistle-an-investigation-of-the-chemical-composition-and-the-characterization-of-its-cold-pressed-seed-oils
#18
Wiem Meddeb, Leila Rezig, Manef Abderrabba, Gérard Lizard, Mondher Mejri
In this study, milk thistle seeds growing in different areas in Tunisia were cold pressed and the extracted oils were examined for their chemical and antioxidant properties. The major fatty acids were linoleic acid (C18:2) (57.0%, 60.0%, and 60.3% for the milk thistle seed oils native to Bizerte, Zaghouan and Sousse, respectively) and oleic acid (C18:1) (15.5%, 21.5%, and 22.4% for the milk thistle seed oils originating from Bizerte, Zaghouan and Sousse, respectively). High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis showed the richness of the milk thistle seed oils (MTSO) in α-tocopherol...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192469/milk-thistle-and-olive-extract-old-substances-with-a-new-mission-against-sun-induced-skin-damage
#19
Roberta DI Caprio, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Franco Gasparri, Raffaella Micillo, Anna Balato, Serena Lembo
BACKGROUND: Natural antioxidants represent an effective option in the prevention and/or improvement of ultraviolet radiations (UVR)-induced/aggravated skin conditions. UVR cause DNA damage in keratinocytes, directly, in the form of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs), or indirectly, through oxidative stress production. Failure of the repair system can result in genetic mutations primarily responsible for the initiation of NMSCs. The aim of our study was to evaluate the in vitro protective effect of milk thistle and olive purified extracts on cultured keratinocytes after solar simulator irradiations (SSR)...
November 30, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190895/silibinin-suppresses-bladder-cancer-through-down-regulation-of-actin-cytoskeleton-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
#20
Mitsuho Imai-Sumida, Takeshi Chiyomaru, Shahana Majid, Sharanjot Saini, Hannah Nip, Rajvir Dahiya, Yuichiro Tanaka, Soichiro Yamamura
Silibinin is the major active constituent of silymarin, an extract of milk thistle seeds. Silibinin has been shown to have significant anti-cancer effects in a variety of malignancies. However, the molecular mechanisms of silibinin action in bladder cancer have not been studied extensively. In the present study, we found that silibinin (10 μM) significantly suppressed proliferation, migration, invasion and induced apoptosis of T24 and UM-UC-3 human bladder cancer cells. Silibinin down-regulated the actin cytoskeleton and phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathways in these cancer cell lines...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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