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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916782/cytotoxic-homoisoflavonoids-from-ophiopogon-japonicus-tubers
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Nguyen Hai Dang, Nguyen Dinh Chung, Ha Manh Tuan, Nguyen Tuan Hiep, Nguyen Tien Dat
A phytochemical fractionation of a methanol extract of Ophiopogon japonicus tubers led to the isolation of a new homoisoflavanone, homoisopogon A (1), and three new homoisoflavanes, homoisopogon B-D (2-4). Their chemical structures were elucidated by mass, NMR, and CD spectroscopic methods. Homoisopogon A (1) exhibited potent cytotoxicity against LU-1, KB, and SK-Mel-2 cancer cells with IC50 values ranging from 0.51 to 0.66 μM.
December 3, 2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912878/selecting-optimum-protein-nano-carriers-for-natural-polyphenols-using-chemoinformatics-tools
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AbdelKader A Metwally, Sherweit H El-Ahmady, Rania M Hathout
BACKGROUND: The normal fate of any natural product with a therapeutic potential is to be formulated into an effective medicine. However, the conventional methods of selecting the suitable formulations or carriers based on the formulator experiences, trials and errors as well as materials availability do not usually yield the optimal results. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize the possibility of the virtual optimum selection of a protein carrier for two polyphenolic compounds widely investigated for their chemopreventive effects; resveratrol and curcumin using a combination of some chemoinformatics tools...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906147/biogenic-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-from-cassia-fistula-linn-in-vitro-assessment-of-their-antioxidant-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Yugal Kishore Mohanta, Sujogya Kumar Panda, Kunal Biswas, Abiral Tamang, Jaya Bandyopadhyay, Debashis De, Dambarudhar Mohanta, Akshaya Kumar Bastia
The present study reports on biogenic-synthesised silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) derived by treating Ag ions with an extract of Cassia fistula leaf, a popular Indian medicinal plant found in natural habitation. The progress of biogenic synthesis was monitored time to time using a ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. The effect of phytochemicals present in C. fistula including flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds and alkaloids on the homogeneous growth of AgNPs was investigated by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904686/fisetin-a-dietary-phytochemical-overcomes-erlotinib-resistance-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-through-inhibition-of-mapk-and-akt-pathways
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Liang Zhang, Yi Huang, Wenlei Zhuo, Yi Zhu, Bo Zhu, Zhengtang Chen
Erlotinib (Tarceva) is a selective epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, its efficacy is usually reduced by the occurrence of drug resistance. Our recent study showed that a flavonoid found in many plants, Fisetin, might have a potential to reverse the acquired Cisplatin-resistance of lung adenocarcinoma. In the present study, we aimed to test whether Fisetin could have the ability to reverse Erlotinib-resistance of lung cancer cells...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896891/stat3-targeting-by-polyphenols-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-melanoma
#5
REVIEW
Saeideh Momtaz, Kamal Niaz, Faheem Maqbool, Mohammad Abdollahi, Luca Rastrelli, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Melanoma or malignant melanocytes appear with the low incidence rate, but very high mortality rate worldwide. Epidemiological studies suggest that polyphenolic compounds contribute for prevention or treatment of several cancers particularly melanoma. Such findings motivate to dig out novel therapeutic strategies against melanoma, including research toward the development of new chemotherapeutic and biologic agents that can target the tumor cells by different mechanisms. Recently, it has been found that signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is activated in many cancer cases surprisingly...
November 29, 2016: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886704/position-of-the-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-vegetarian-diets
#6
Vesanto Melina, Winston Craig, Susan Levin
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage...
December 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886147/emerging-phytochemicals-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Santosh K Katiyar
Despite the development of more advanced medical therapies, cancer management remains a problem. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a particularly challenging malignancy and requires more effective treatment strategies and a reduction in the debilitating morbidities associated with the therapies. Phytochemicals have long been used in ancient systems of medicine, and non-toxic phytochemicals are being considered as new options for the effective management of cancer. Here, we discuss the growth inhibitory and anti-cell migratory actions of proanthocyanidins from grape seeds (GSPs), polyphenols in green tea and honokiol, derived from the Magnolia species...
November 24, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882153/petroleum-ether-extract-of-chenopodium-album-l-prevents-cell-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-of-human-lung-cancer-cells
#8
Ting Zhao, Hui Pan, Yang Feng, Haizhou Li, Yang Zhao
Chenopodium album L. is a common edible herb distributed in China that has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and cancer treatment. However, to the best of our knowledge no previous reports have investigated its the function of its phytochemical extracts in lung cancer cells. The purpose of the present study was to assess the anticancer activities of the phytochemical extracts of C. album L. on human non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells. The present findings demonstrated that the petroleum ether (PE) extract of C...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880063/interactions-between-phytochemicals-from-fruits-and-vegetables-effects-on-bioactivities-and-bioavailability
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Minh Anh Thu Phan, Janet Paterson, Martin Bucknall, Jayashree Arcot
The combinations of two or more phytochemicals bring about changes in the ultimate biological effects and/or the bioavailability of each component. A number of mixtures of pure bioactive compounds or phytochemical-containing plant extracts provide synergy with regard to antioxidant status, anti-inflammation, anti-cancer and chemoprevention of several oxidative stress and metabolic disorders in vitro. The biological activities of food phytochemicals depend upon their bioaccessibility and bioavailability which can be affected by the presence of other food components including other bioactive constituents...
November 23, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880045/koelreuteria-formosana-extract-induces-growth-inhibition-and-cell-death-in-human-colon-carcinoma-cells-via-g2-m-arrest-and-lc3-ii-activation-dependent-autophagy
#10
Chi-Ting Horng, Yueh-Jung Wu, Pei-Ni Chen, Shu-Chen Chu, Chun-Miao Tsai, Yih-Shou Hsieh
Autophagy is a self-destructive process that degrades cytoplasmic constituents. In our previous study, Koelreuteria formosana ethanolic extract (KFEE), which is obtained from natural plants endemic to Taiwan, has inhibited cell metastasis in renal carcinoma cells. However, the anticancer effects of KFEE on colon cancer remain unclear. In this study, KFEE exerted a strong cytotoxic effect on DLD-1 and COLO 205 human colorectal cancer cell lines. KFEE effectively inhibited cancer cell proliferation, induced G2/M-phase arrest associated with downregulaton of cyclin E, cyclin B and cdc25C and upregulation of p21, and induced cell death by activating autophagy but did not cause apoptotic cell death...
November 23, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877225/anti-cancer-and-sensibilisation-effect-of-triptolide-on-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#11
Hui Hu, Liping Luo, Fei Liu, Danghua Zou, Sihong Zhu, Buzhen Tan, Tingtao Chen
Introduction: Advanced ovarian cancer is the main cause of ovarian cancer deaths, and it is important to seek safe and effective phytochemicals to suppress cancer or lower the chemotherapy resistance of ovarian cancer. Methods: This study evaluated the effect of Triptolide (TPL) on the proliferation, cycle distribution, apoptosis, and ultra-structure of COC1/DDP cells in vitro, as well as the anti-cancer effect and sensibilisation effect of TPL in vivo. Results: The results indicated that TPL could significantly inhibit the growth of COC1/DDP cells (P<0...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877185/lead-phytochemicals-for-anticancer-drug-development
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REVIEW
Sukhdev Singh, Bhupender Sharma, Shamsher S Kanwar, Ashok Kumar
Cancer is a serious concern at present. A large number of patients die each year due to cancer illnesses in spite of several interventions available. Development of an effective and side effects lacking anticancer therapy is the trending research direction in healthcare pharmacy. Chemical entities present in plants proved to be very potential in this regard. Bioactive phytochemicals are preferential as they pretend differentially on cancer cells only, without altering normal cells. Carcinogenesis is a complex process and includes multiple signaling events...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876336/inhibition-of-protein-glycation-antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-carpobrotus-edulis-extracts
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Jawhar Hafsa, Khaoula Mkadmini Hammi, Med Raâfet Ben Khedher, Med Ali Smach, Bassem Charfeddine, Khalifa Limem, Hatem Majdoub
Carpobrotus edulis is an important South African medicinal plants used as a food and therapeutic agent in traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to determine the phytochemical content, antioxidant, antiglycation and cytotoxic effect against Human Colon Cancer Cell Line (HCT-116) of aqueous and ethanol-water (1:1v/v) extracts of Carpobrotus edulis.The content of total phenolics and flavonoids in aqueous and ethanol-water extract were 151.99μg and 66.35μg gallic acid equivalents/mg of dry extract, and 38...
November 19, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876214/beneficial-effects-of-plantago-albicans-on-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-rats
#14
Noura Samout, Amani Ettaya, Hafsia Bouzenna, Sana Ncib, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Najla Hfaiedh
Obesity is a one of the main global public health problems associated with chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. As a solution to obesity, we suggest Plantago albicans, which is a medicinal plant with several biological effects. This study assesses the possible anti-obesity protective properties of Plantago albicans in high fat diet-fed rats. 28 male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups; a group which received normal diet (C), the second group was fed HDF diet (HDF), the third group was given normal diet supplemented with Plantago albicans (P...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871947/mechanistic-insight-into-carnosol-mediated-pharmacological-effects-recent-trends-and-advancements
#15
REVIEW
Dharambir Kashyap, Gaurav Kumar, Ajay Sharma, Katrin Sak, Hardeep Singh Tuli, Tapan K Mukherjee
For several decades, bioactive phytochemicals have been appreciated to prevent and cure various lethal diseases. Many studies have proven the ability of dietary phytochemicals to avoid and retard tumor initiation and progression. Among the pharmacologically active moieties, terpenoids are considered one of the most important classes. Carnosol, is also a kind of diterpenoid, which known to possess a range of therapeutic effects such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant activities. All these effects are mediated via modulating different signaling cascades, including apoptosis regulating molecules (Bax/Bcl2), prosurvival-proproliferative molecules (Akt/mTOR, MAPK), transcription factors like NF-kappaB, STAT3-6, and steroid receptors, such as androgen and estrogen receptors...
November 18, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867044/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cancer-chemoprevention-by-phytochemicals-from-dietary-and-medicinal-plants
#16
REVIEW
Anuradha Sehrawat, Ruchi Roy, Subrata K Pore, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Suman K Samanta, Krishna B Singh, Su-Hyeong Kim, Kamayani Singh, Shivendra V Singh
Cancer chemoprevention, a scientific term coined by Dr. Sporn in the late seventies, implies use of natural or synthetic chemicals to block, delay or reverse carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals derived from edible and medicinal plants have been studied rather extensively for cancer chemoprevention using preclinical models in the past few decades. Nevertheless, some of these agents (e.g., isothiocyanates from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and watercress) have already entered into clinical investigations. Examples of widely studied and highly promising phytochemicals from edible and medicinal plants include cruciferous vegetables constituents (phenethyl isothiocyanate, benzyl isothiocyanate, and sulforaphane), withaferin A (WA) derived from a medicinal plant (Withania somnifera) used heavily in Asia, and an oriental medicine plant component honokiol (HNK)...
November 17, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857157/inhibiting-mdsc-differentiation-from-bone-marrow-with-phytochemical-polyacetylenes-drastically-impairs-tumor-metastasis
#17
Wen-Chi Wei, Sheng-Yen Lin, Chun-Wen Lan, Yu-Chen Huang, Chih-Yu Lin, Pei-Wen Hsiao, Yet-Ran Chen, Wen-Chin Yang, Ning-Sun Yang
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are implicated in the promotion of tumor metastasis by protecting metastatic cancerous cells from immune surveillance and have thus been suggested as novel targets for cancer therapy. We demonstrate here that oral feeding with polyacetylenic glycosides (BP-E-F1) from the medicinal plant Bidens pilosa effectively suppresses tumor metastasis and inhibits tumor-induced accumulation of granulocytic (g) MDSCs, but does not result in body weight loss in a mouse mammary tumor-resection model...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853763/global-profiling-of-cellular-targets-of-gambogic-acid-by-quantitative-chemical-proteomics
#18
Yiqing Zhou, Weichao Li, Xixi Zhang, Haibing Zhang, Youli Xiao
Gambogic acid has shown significant potential as an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory compound; however, the molecular mechanism underlying the actions of gambogic acid, particularly its cellular target profiles, has not been investigated. In this study, we report the proteome-wide profiling of potential cellular targets of gambogic acid using quantitative mass spectrometry-based chemical proteomics. The target profiles of gambogic acid in living HeLa and K562 cells were identified, which strengthened our understanding of the mode of actions of the phytochemical...
November 17, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836749/enhanced-chemoprevention-by-the-combined-treatment-of-pterostilbene-and-lupeol-in-b-a-p-induced-mouse-skin-tumorigenesis
#19
Payal Singh, Deepika Arora, Yogeshwer Shukla
The present study is aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of the combination of two phytochemicals; pterostilbeneand lupeol (generally obtained from blue berries, grapes, white cabbage, green pepper, olive and mangoes) on mouse skin tumorigenesis. We hypothesized that the concomitant topical treatment of selected phytochemicals would lead to improved impediment of skin cancer. Swiss albino mice (n = 25) received a topical dose of Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P, 5 μg/animal) with pre/post application of pterostilbene (16 μM/0...
November 8, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834134/elucidation-of-antiangiogenic-potential-of-vitexin-obtained-from-cucumis-sativus-targeting-hsp90-protein-a-novel-multipathway-targeted-approach-to-restrain-angiogenic-phenomena
#20
Neha Sharma, Salman Akhtar, Qazi M Sajid Jamal, Mohammad A Kamal, M Kalim A Khan, M Haris Siddiqui, Usman Sayeed
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis involves the process of sprouting of microvessels from preexisting microvasculature and is held responsible for the growth, malignancy and metastasis of cancer. Heat shock protein Hsp90 has been proven responsible for indirectly inducing multiple pathways leading to angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer. Recent researches shift towards proposing novel phytochemicals as possible antiangiogenic agents. OBJECTIVE: The study aims towards Virtual screening of compounds from Cucurbitaceae family and their Druglikeliness and PreADMET filtering in search of potent lead as Vitexin, targeting Hsp90 and hence restraining angiogenesis...
November 11, 2016: Medicinal Chemistry
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