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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428997/identification-of-annexin-a2-as-a-target-protein-for-plant-alkaloid-matrine
#1
Dongyao Wang, Yan Cao, Leyi Zheng, Diya Lv, Langdong Chen, Xinrui Xing, Zhenyu Zhu, Xiaoyu Li, Yifeng Chai
Matrine is a plant alkaloid and a major active component in the Chinese medical herb Sophora flavescens. Matrine has shown potent anti-cancer activities but its molecular target(s) and mechanism are still unknown. Using the photo-affinity labeling approach, for the first time, Annexin A2 was identified as a direct-binding target of matrine in cancer cells.
April 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422286/isorhapontigenin-induced-cell-growth-inhibition-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-egfr-related-pathways-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Cuicui Zhu, Qingyi Zhu, Zhaomeng Wu, Yingying Yin, Dan Kang, Shan Lu, Ping Liu
Isorhapontigenin (ISO), a naturally phytopolyphenol compound existing in Chinese herb, apples and various vegetables, has attracted extensive interest in recent years for its diverse pharmacological characteristics. Increasing evidences reveal that ISO can inhibit cancer cell growth by induced apoptosis, however the molecular mechanisms is not fully understood. In this study, we found for the first time that ISO apparently induced cell growth inhibition and apoptosis by targeting EGFR and its downstream signal pathways in prostate cancer (PCa) cells both in vitro and in vivo, whereas no obviously effect on normal prostate cells...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417090/role-of-traditional-islamic-and-arabic-plants-in-cancer-therapy
#3
REVIEW
Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Adeeb Shehzad, Mastour Safer Al-Ghamdi
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This review article underlines individual Traditional Islamic and Arabic plant (TAI) and their role in treating cancer. The aim of the study is to specifically evaluate the progress of herbs, Arabic and Islamic traditional herbs in particular, applied in cancer treatment, so far. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Islamic and Arabic plants were selected and identified through different literature survey using "Google scholar", "Web of science", "Scopus" and "PubMed"...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416328/hepatoprotective-mongolian-prescription-ii-enhances-the-antitumor-effects-of-chemotherapeutics-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-xenografts
#4
A Nanda, Qimuge Suyila, Li Xian, Su Xiulan
Hepatoprotective Mongolian prescription II (MPII), a mixture of 18 different medicinal herbs, significantly inhibited the growth of human liver cancer cell lines Huh-7 and HepG2 in vitro with different concentrations; MPII (6mg/mL) inhibited cell proliferation by 80.48%. MPII induced apoptosis in both cell lines, which was observed by light microscopy and flow cytometry. MPII-induced apoptosis and G0/G1 cell cycle arrest were quantified by Annexin V-FITC/PI staining and flow cytometry. At the molecular level, MPII induced caspase-3, caspase-8, caspase-9, and cytochrome c gene expression...
January 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415616/z-ligustilide-restores-tamoxifen-sensitivity-of-era-negative-breast-cancer-cells-by-reversing-mta1-ifi16-hdacs-complex-mediated-epigenetic-repression-of-era
#5
Hui Ma, Li Li, Guojun Dou, Chengqiang Wang, Juan Li, Hui He, Mingxia Wu, Hongyi Qi
Emerging evidence indicates epigenetic modification represses estrogen receptor α (ERα) and contributes to the resistance to tamoxifen in aggressive ERα-negative (ERα-) breast cancer. Z-ligustilide is a major compound in Radix Angelica sinensis, an herb from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) most frequently prescribed for breast cancer. However, the role of Z-ligustilide in ERα- breast cancer and epigenetic modification remains largely unknown. Herein we showed, for the first time, that Z-ligustilide restored the growth inhibition of tamoxifen on ERα- breast cancer cells...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414793/radiosensitizing-effect-of-diosmetin-on-radioresistant-lung-cancer-cells-via-akt-signaling-pathway
#6
Zhijie Xu, Yuanliang Yan, Lingfang Xiao, Shuang Dai, Shuangshuang Zeng, Long Qian, Lin Wang, Xue Yang, Yi Xiao, Zhicheng Gong
Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in the treatment of cancer that has the advantage of preserving normal tissues. However, tumor radioresistance currently remains a major impediment to effective RT. Thus, exploring effective radiation sensitizers is urgently needed. In this study, we have shown that diosmetin, the aglycone of the lavonoid glycoside from olive leaves, citrus fruits and some medicinal herbs, has a promising effect on radiotherapy sensitization. In our results, DIO could induce G1 phase arrest and thus enhance the radiosensitivity of radioresistant A549/IR lung cancer cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413465/protective-effects-of-baicalin-on-rabbit-articular-chondrocytes-in-vitro
#7
Xianyuan Huang, Huayu Wu, Liqin Wang, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Drug therapy is one of the typical treatments for post-injury inflammation of cartilage. Traditional Chinese herbs have potential as treatments, as their long history of clinical application has demonstrated they are effective and induce minimal side effects. Baicalin is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used to treat inflammation, fever, ulcers and cancer for hundreds of years. Previous studies have demonstrated that baicalin may decrease levels of interleukin-1β and suppress the expression of type-I collagen, thus attenuating cartilage degeneration...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413327/effects-of-ginseng-on-two-main-sex-steroid-hormone-receptors-estrogen-and-androgen-receptors
#8
REVIEW
Joonwoo Park, Heewon Song, Si-Kwan Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Dong-Kwon Rhee, YoungJoo Lee
Ginseng has been used in China for at least two millennia and is now popular in over 35 countries. It is one of the world's popular herbs for complementary and alternative medicine and has been shown to have helpful effects on cognition and blood circulation, as well as anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic effects, among many others. The pharmacological activities of ginseng are dependent mainly on ginsenosides. Ginsenosides have a cholesterol-like four trans-ring steroid skeleton with a variety of sugar moieties...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412218/evaluation-of-the-combined-use-of-metronomic-zoledronic-acid-and-coriolus-versicolor-in-intratibial-breast-cancer-mouse-model
#9
Chun-Hay Ko, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Si Gao, Ke-Wang Luo, Wing-Sum Siu, Wai-Ting Shum, Hoi-Ting Shiu, Julia Kin-Ming Lee, Gang Li, Ping-Chung Leung, Andreas Evdokiou, Clara Bik-San Lau
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Coriolus versicolor (CV) is a mushroom traditionally used for strengthening the immune system and nowadays used as immunomodulatory adjuvant in anticancer therapy. Breast cancer usually metastasizes to the skeleton, interrupts the normal bone remodeling process and causes osteolytic bone lesions. The aims of the present study were to evaluate its herb-drug interaction with metronomic zoledronate in preventing cancer propagation, metastasis and bone destruction...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397551/biological-effects-and-clinical-applications-of-dwarf-elder-sambucus-ebulus-l-a-review
#10
Marzie Jabbari, Babak Daneshfard, Majid Emtiazy, Ali Khiveh, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur
Dwarf elder ( Sambucus ebulus L) is one of the best known medicinal herbs since ancient times. In view of its benefits as a widely applicable phytomedicine, it is still used in folk medicine of different parts of the world. In addition to its nutritional values, dwarf elder contains different phytochemicals among which flavonoids and lectins are responsible for most of its therapeutic effects. Dwarf elder has been used for different ailments including: joint pains, cold, wounds, and infections. Nevertheless, recent evidence has revealed its potentials for making attempts at treating cancer and metabolic disorders...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397014/geraniol-attenuates-4nqo-induced-tongue-carcinogenesis-through-downregulating-the-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rats
#11
Arumugam Madankumar, Sasivarnam Tamilarasi, Thandavamoorthy Premkumar, Mani Gopikrishnan, Natesh Nagabhishek, Thiruvengadam Devaki
Geraniol, an acyclic monoterpene found in lemon grass and aromatic herb oil, has been shown to exert antitumor and antioxidant activities against various cancer types. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential chemoprotective role of geraniol against 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4NQO)-induced oral carcinogenesis in male Wistar rats and furthermore to study anti-inflammatory mechanisms of action through possible NF-κB signaling. 4NQO was administered to rats at the dose of 50 ppm through drinking water to induce tongue cancer in 20 weeks...
April 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385078/paris-polyphylla-suppresses-proliferation-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-human-osteosarcoma-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-vivo
#12
Nan Yao, Ke Ren, Yimin Wang, Qiaomei Jin, Xiao Lu, Yan Lu, Cuihua Jiang, Dongjian Zhang, Jun Lu, Chen Wang, Jiege Huo, Yong Chen, Jian Zhang
Paris polyphylla, a traditional antipyretic-detoxicate chinese medicinal herb, has been applied extensively in cancer treatments for nearly 2000 years. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the potential anti-osteosarcoma effects of Paris polyphylla ethanol extract (PPEE) and to investigate its underlying mechanisms. The antiproliferation activity of PPEE was tested on 143B, MG-63, U-2 OS and hFOB1.19 cells using MTT assay. The pro-apoptotic and cell cycle arrest effects of PPEE were confirmed by Hoechst 33342 staining and flow cytometry...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381803/artesunate-suppresses-the-growth-of-prostatic-cancer-cells-through-inhibiting-androgen-receptor
#13
Zhenzhong Wang, Chao Wang, Ziyu Wu, Jun Xue, Baixin Shen, Wei Zuo, Zengjun Wang, Shou-Lin Wang
Prostatic cancer (PCa) is a leading cause of cancer related death in males and is often regarded as a kind of androgen-sensitive cancer. Artesunate (ART), a semi-synthetic derivative of the Chinese herb Artemisia annua, is such an anti-cancer agent. However, the effects and mechanism of ART on PCa cells remains unclear. The study aims to elaborate the mechanism of the involvement of androgen receptor (AR) in anti-prostatic cancer (PCa) of artesunate (ART). PCa cells 22rvl were used in vivo and in vitro, and the viability and apoptosis were conducted using 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay, respectively...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378188/apigenin-suppresses-the-senescence-associated-secretory-phenotype-and-paracrine-effects-on-breast-cancer-cells
#14
Kevin M Perrott, Christopher D Wiley, Pierre-Yves Desprez, Judith Campisi
Apigenin (4',5,7,-trihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid found in certain herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Apigenin can attenuate inflammation, which is associated with many chronic diseases of aging. Senescent cells-stressed cells that accumulate with age in mammals-display a pro-inflammatory senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that can drive or exacerbate several age-related pathologies, including cancer. Flavonoids, including apigenin, were recently shown to reduce the SASP of a human fibroblast strain induced to senesce by bleomycin...
April 4, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376355/cycloartane-triterpenoid-saponins-from-the-herbs-of-thalictrum-fortunei
#15
Si-Qi Jiang, Yu-Bo Zhang, Min Xiao, Lin Jiang, Ding Luo, Qian-Wen Niu, Yao-Lan Li, Xian-Tao Zhang, Guo-Cai Wang
Six new cycloartane triterpenoid saponins, thalisides A-F (1-6), along with four known ones (7-10), were isolated from Thalictrum fortunei. The new structures were elucidated by using spectroscopic data (NMR, IR, UV, and MS). Compounds 1-10 were examined for their in vitro cytotoxicity against two human cancer cell lines (HepG2, A549) and antiviral activity against influenza A virus (H1N1) and found to be inactive.
March 30, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373432/myricetin-induces-apoptosis-of-human-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-cells-via-mitochondria-dysfunction
#16
Sunhyo Jo, Tae Kwun Ha, Sang-Hun Han, Mi Eun Kim, Inae Jung, Hee-Woo Lee, Sung Kwon Bae, Jun Sik Lee
AIM: Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, with an increasing incidence worldwide. Most thyroid cancers are well differentiated and have a favorable outcome. However, undifferentiated thyroid cancers are one of the most lethal human malignancies. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) accounts for 2% of all thyroid cancers, and its median survival rate is low. ATC is responsible for more than one-third of thyroid cancer-related deaths. Myricetin is a flavonol compound found in walnuts, herbs, and various berries and is known to induce apoptotic death of various types of cancer cells...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363522/reversal-of-multidrug-resistance-by-marsdenia-tenacissima-and-its-main-active-ingredients-polyoxypregnanes
#17
Kenneth K W To, Xu Wu, Chun Yin, Stella Chai, Sheng Yao, Onat Kadioglu, Thomas Efferth, Yang Ye, Ge Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Multidrug resistance (MDR) of cancer is often associated with the overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein-1 (MRP-1) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP or ABCG2), in cancer cells, which facilitates the active efflux of a wide variety of chemotherapeutic drugs out of the cells. Marsdenia tenacissima is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that has long been clinically used for treatment of cancers, particularly in combinational use with anticancer drugs...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359197/mechanisms-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-mammary-gland-hyperplasia
#18
Xiaoliang Li, Ping Xin, Changfu Wang, Zhibin Wang, Qiuhong Wang, Haixue Kuang
Mammary gland hyperplasia (MGH) occurs with high frequency among middle-aged women and is closely related to breast cancer. The treatment of this disease has become a research hotspot. Many patients with MGH are worried about the potential side effects of the synthetic drugs they are on. Thus, they seek alternative therapy, such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In recent years, along with the Chinese herbs and its active ingredients, TCM compounds have been widely accepted and implemented in the treatment of MGH, whose mechanism hitherto is not completely clear...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359161/effective-medicinal-plant-in-cancer-treatment-part-2
#19
Wesam Kooti, Karo Servatyari, Masoud Behzadifar, Majid Asadi-Samani, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Bijan Nouri, Hadi Zare Marzouni
Cancer is the second cause of death after cardiovascular diseases. With due attention to rapid progress in the phytochemical study of plants, they are becoming popular because of their anticancer effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effective medicinal plants in the treatment of cancer and study their mechanism of action. In order to gather information the keywords "traditional medicine," "plant compounds," "medicinal plant," "medicinal herb," "toxicity," "anticancer effect," "cell line," and "treatment" were searched in international databases such as ScienceDirect, PubMed, and Scopus and national databases such as Magiran, Sid, and Iranmedex, and a total of 228 articles were collected...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351329/crocetin-shifts-autophagic-cell-survival-to-death-of-breast-cancer-cells-in-chemotherapy
#20
Ailian Zhang, Jincheng Li
The chemotherapy with fluorouracil is not always effective, in which some breast cancer cells may survive the fluorouracil treatment through enhanced autophagy. Crocetin is the major constituent of saffron, a Chinese traditional herb, which has recently found to have multiple pharmacological effects, including anticancer. However, the effects of Crocetin on the outcome of fluorouracil therapy for breast cancer have not been studied. Here, we showed that fluorouracil treatment inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells, in either a Cell Counting Kit-8 assay or an MTT assay...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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