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HPV Curcumin

Robert E Brown, Syed Naqvi, Mary F McGuire, Jamie Buryanek, Ron J Karni
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as an etiopathogenetic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The HPV E6 and E7 oncogenes are instrumental in promoting proliferation and blocking differentiation leading to tumorigenesis. Although surgical intervention can remove such tumors, the potential for an etiologic field effect with recurrent disease is real. A downstream effector of E7 oncoprotein, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), is known to promote proliferation and to pose a block in differentiation and in turn, could lead to HPV-induced malignant transformation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Abhishek Tyagi, Kanchan Vishnoi, Harsimrut Kaur, Yogesh Srivastava, Bal Gangadhar Roy, Bhudev C Das, Alok C Bharti
Transcription factor AP-1 plays a central role in HPV-mediated cervical carcinogenesis. AP-1 has also been implicated in chemo-radio-resistance but the mechanism(s) remained unexplored. In the present study, cervical cancer stem-like cells (CaCxSLCs) isolated and enriched from cervical cancer cell lines SiHa and C33a demonstrated an elevated AP-1 DNA-binding activity in comparison to non-stem cervical cancer cells. Upon UV-irradiation, CaCxSLCs showed a UV exposure duration-dependent higher proliferation and highly increased AP-1 activity whereas it was completely abolished in non-stem cancer cells...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
Sumit Mukherjee, Priya Ranjan Debata, Rahman Hussaini, Kaushiki Chatterjee, Juliet N E Baidoo, Samay Sampat, Anita Szerszen, Joseph P Navarra, Jimmie Fata, Elena Severinova, Probal Banerjee, Mario R Castellanos
Curcumin (from curry) (C) is highly potent against cervical cancer cells (CCC), but poor bioavailability has limited its clinical use. Similar natural polyphenols resveratrol (from grapes) (R), and epicatechin gallate (from green tea) (E) also display activity against CCC. By treating CCC (HeLa) with C, E, or R, or combinations of these compounds, we computed combination indices and observed a strong synergism among C, E, and R at the unique molar ratio 4:1:12.5. This combination, named as TriCurin, rapidly down regulated HPV18 E6 and NF-kB expression while concomitantly inducing the tumor suppressor protein p53 in HeLa cells...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Manouchehr Teymouri, Matteo Pirro, Thomas P Johnston, Amirhosein Sahebkar
Curcumin, the bioactive polyphenolic ingredient of turmeric, has been extensively studied for its effects on human papilloma virus (HPV) infection as well as primary and malignant squamous cervical cancers. HPV infections, especially those related to HPV 16 and 18 types, have been established as the leading cause of cervical cancer; however, there are also additional contributory factors involved in the etiopathogenesis of cervical cancers. Curcumin has emerged as having promising chemopreventive and anticancer effects against both HPV-related and nonrelated cervical cancers...
November 29, 2016: BioFactors
Rui M Gil da Costa, Sofia Aragão, Magda Moutinho, Antonieta Alvarado, Diogo Carmo, Fátima Casaca, Sandra Silva, Joana Ribeiro, Hugo Sousa, Rita Ferreira, Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Maria João Pires, Bruno Colaço, Rui Medeiros, Carlos Venâncio, Maria Manuel Oliveira, Margarida M S M Bastos, Carlos Lopes, Paula A Oliveira
Cancer patients often show a wasting syndrome for which there are little therapeutic options. Dietary polyphenols have been proposed for treating this syndrome, but their usefulness in cases associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced cancers is unknown. We characterized HPV16-transgenic mice as a model of cancer cachexia and tested the efficacy of long-term oral supplementation with polyphenols curcumin and rutin. Both compounds were orally administered to six weeks-old HPV16-transgenic mice showing characteristic multi-step skin carcinogenesis, for 24weeks...
January 15, 2017: Life Sciences
Longzhu Piao, Sumit Mukherjee, Qing Chang, Xiujie Xie, Hong Li, Mario R Castellanos, Probal Banerjee, Hassan Iqbal, Ryan Ivancic, Xueqian Wang, Theodoros N Teknos, Quintin Pan
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide with about 600,000 new cases diagnosed in the last year. The incidence of human papillomavirus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-positive HNSCC) has rapidly increased over the past 30 years prompting the suggestion that an epidemic may be on the horizon. Therefore, there is a clinical need to develop alternate therapeutic strategies to manage the growing number of HPV-positive HNSCC patients. TriCurin is a composition of three food-derived polyphenols in unique stoichiometric proportions consisting of curcumin from the spice turmeric, resveratrol from red grapes, and epicatechin gallate from green tea...
July 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Devbrat Kumar, Soumya Basu, Lucy Parija, Deeptimayee Rout, Sanjeet Manna, Jagneshwar Dandapat, Priya Ranjan Debata
Cervical cancer and precancerous lesions of the cervix continue to be a global health issue, and the medication for the treatment for chronic HPV infection so far has not been effective. Potential anticancer and anti HPV activities of two known phytochemicals, Curcumin and Ellagic acid were evaluated in HeLa cervical cancer cells. Curcumin is a natural compound found in the root of Curcuma longa plant and Ellagic acid a polyphenol found in fruits of strawberries, raspberries and walnuts. The combination of Curcumin and Ellagic acid at various concentrations showed better anticancer properties than either of the drug when used alone as evidenced by MTT assay...
July 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Mohd S Zaman, Neeraj Chauhan, Murali M Yallapu, Rishi K Gara, Diane M Maher, Sonam Kumari, Mohammed Sikander, Sheema Khan, Nadeem Zafar, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide. Current standards of care for cervical cancer includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Conventional chemotherapy fails to elicit therapeutic responses and causes severe systemic toxicity. Thus, developing a natural product based, safe treatment modality would be a highly viable option. Curcumin (CUR) is a well-known natural compound, which exhibits excellent anti-cancer potential by regulating many proliferative, oncogenic, and chemo-resistance associated genes/proteins...
February 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
Abhijit A Date, Christopher J Destache
Sexually transmitted viral infections represent a major public health concern due to lack of effective prevention strategies. Efforts are ongoing to develop modalities that can enable simultaneous prevention of multiple sexually transmitted infections. In the present review, we discuss the potential of natural polyphenols to prevent sexually transmitted viral infections. The review gives an account of various in vitro and in vivo studies carried out on epigallocatechin gallate, theaflavins (black tea polyphenols), resveratrol, genistein and curcumin to highlight their potential to prevent sexually transmitted infections caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HSV (herpes simplex virus) and HPV (human papilloma virus)...
February 2016: Drug Discovery Today
Alok Mishra, Bhudev C Das
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September 2015: Future Oncology
Kaylene R Carr, Yevgeniya J Ioffe, Maria Filippova, Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, Philip J Chan
OBJECTIVES: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with cervical cancer. Studies showed curcumin inhibits HPV oncogenes expression but curcumin has low bioavailability. The objectives were: (1) to study ultrasound enhancement of curcumin effects on HeLa, SiHa and C33A, (2) to compare two frequencies for sonoporation and (3) to detect cell-free DNA released by the treatment. STUDY DESIGN: HeLa, SiHa and C33A cells (non-HPV control) were processed and exposed to either: (1) 10μM curcumin only, (2) 10μM curcumin with 8s of 7...
October 2015: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Satish Kumar, Lingaraja Jena, Maheswata Sahoo, Mrunmayi Kakde, Sangeeta Daf, Ashok K Varma
The leading cause of cancer mortality globally amongst the women is due to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. There is need to explore anti-cancerous drugs against this life-threatening infection. Traditionally, different natural compounds such as withaferin A, artemisinin, ursolic acid, ferulic acid, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, berberin, resveratrol, jaceosidin, curcumin, gingerol, indol-3-carbinol, and silymarin have been used as hopeful source of cancer treatment. These natural inhibitors have been shown to block HPV infection by different researchers...
June 2015: Genomics & Informatics
Felicia Paulraj, Faridah Abas, Nordin H Lajis, Iekhsan Othman, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Rakesh Naidu
In an effort to study curcumin analogues as an alternative to improve the therapeutic efficacy of curcumin, we screened the cytotoxic potential of four diarylpentanoids using the HeLa and CaSki cervical cancer cell lines. Determination of their EC50 values indicated relatively higher potency of 1,5-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,4-pentadiene-3-one (MS17, 1.03 ± 0.5 μM; 2.6 ± 0.9 μM) and 1,5-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,4-pentadiene-3-one (MS13, 2.8 ± 0.4; 6.7 ± 2.4 μM) in CaSki and HeLa, respectively, with significantly greater growth inhibition at 48 and 72 h of treatment compared to the other analogues or curcumin...
2015: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Saril Mamgain, Pushpendra Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Pathak, Mamta Baunthiyal
The cancer profile in the Indian state of Uttarakhand reveals that the breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancers in females followed by cervical and ovarian type. Literature survey shows that the E6 protein of Human Papilloma Virus-16 (HPV-16) is responsible for causing several forms of cancer in human. Therefore, it is of interest to screen HPV-16 E6 target protein with known natural compounds using computer aided molecular modeling and docking tools. The complete structure of E6 is unknown. Hence, the E6 structure model was constructed using different online servers followed by molecular docking of Colchine, Curcumin, Daphnoretin, Ellipticine and Epigallocatechin-3-gallate; five known natural compounds with best E6 protein model predicted by Phyre2 server...
2015: Bioinformation
Alok Mishra, Rakesh Kumar, Abhishek Tyagi, Indu Kohaar, Suresh Hedau, Alok C Bharti, Subhodeep Sarker, Dipankar Dey, Daman Saluja, Bhudev Das
In this study, we investigated the effects of the natural antioxidant curcumin on the HPV16-positive oral carcinoma cell line 93VU147T and demonstrated that curcumin is not only a potent inhibitor for the activity of host nuclear transcription factors AP-1 and NF-kB but it also selectively suppresses transcription of the HPV16/E6 oncogene during the carcinogenic process in oral cancer cells. This study suggests a therapeutic potential of curcumin for high-risk human papilloma virus (HPV)-infected oral cancers...
2015: Ecancermedicalscience
Yu-Ping Dang, Xiao-Ying Yuan, Rong Tian, Dong-Guang Li, Wei Liu
Paclitaxel, isolated from Taxus brevifolia, is considered to be an efficacious agent against a wide spectrum of human cancers, including human cervical cancer. However, dose-limiting toxicity and high cost limit its clinical application. Curcumin, a nontoxic food additive, has been reported to improve paclitaxel chemotherapy in mouse models of cervical cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, two human cervical cancer cell lines, CaSki [human papilloma virus (HPV)16-positive] and HeLa (HPV18-positive), were selected in which to investigate the effect of curcumin on the anticancer action of paclitaxel and further clarify the mechanisms...
April 2015: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Gauri Shishodia, Gaurav Verma, Yogesh Srivastava, Ravi Mehrotra, Bhudev Chandra Das, Alok Chandra Bharti
BACKGROUND: Aberrantly expressed and constitutively active STAT3 signaling plays a pivotal role in initiation and progression of human papillomavirus-induced cervical carcinogenesis. However, the underlying mechanism(s) responsible for pleiotropic effects of STAT3 signaling is poorly understood. In view of emerging regulatory role of microRNAs, Let-7a and miR-21 that may interact with STAT3 signaling and/or its downstream effectors, present study was designed in HPV16-positive cervical cancer cells to assess the functional contribution of these miRs in STAT3 signaling in cervical cancer...
2014: BMC Cancer
Samik Chakraborty, Kaushik Das, Shilpi Saha, Minakshi Mazumdar, Argha Manna, Sreeparna Chakraborty, Shravanti Mukherjee, Poulami Khan, Arghya Adhikary, Suchismita Mohanty, Samit Chattopadhyay, Subhash C Biswas, Gaurisankar Sa, Tanya Das
Matrix attachment region (MAR)-binding proteins have been implicated in the transcriptional regulation of host as well as viral genes, but their precise role in HPV-infected cervical cancer remains unclear. Here we show that HPV18 promoter contains consensus MAR element in the LCR and E6 sequences where SMAR1 binds and reinforces HPV18 E6 transcriptional silencing. In fact, curcumin-induced up-regulation of SMAR1 ensures recruitment of SMAR1-HDAC1 repressor complex at the LCR and E6 MAR sequences, thereby decreasing histone acetylation at H3K9 and H3K18, leading to reorientation of the chromatin...
October 17, 2014: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Satish Kumar, Lingaraja Jena, Sneha Galande, Sangeeta Daf, Kanchan Mohod, Ashok K Varma
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the leading cause of cancer mortality among women worldwide. The life-threatening infection caused by HPV demands the need for designing anticancerous drugs. In the recent years, different compounds from natural origins, such as carrageenan, curcumin, epigallocatechin gallate, indole-3-carbinol, jaceosidin, and withaferin, have been used as a hopeful source of anticancer therapy. These compounds have been shown to suppress HPV infection by different researchers. In the present study, we explored these natural inhibitors against E6 oncoprotein of high-risk HPV-16, which is known to inactivate the p53 tumor suppressor protein...
June 2014: Genomics & Informatics
Madhumita Roy, Sutapa Mukherjee
Epigenetic regulators like histone deacetylases (1 and 2), and viral onco-proteins (E6/E7) are known to be overexpressed in cervical cancer cells. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of curcumin on HDACs (1 and 2) and HPV E6/E7 in the cervical cancer cell line SiHa and a drug resistant clone SiHaR (derived from SiHa). It was further intended to investigate whether curcumin could sensitize the cells towards cisplatin induced cell killing by modulation of multi drug resistant proteins like MRP1 and Pgp1...
2014: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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