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Antioxidant cancer cervical

V C Graça, Maria Inês Dias, Lillian Barros, Ricardo C Calhelha, P F Santos, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Geranium molle L., commonly known as Dove's-foot Crane's-bill or Dovesfoot Geranium, is an herbaceous plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family. Contrary to many other Geranium species, the bioactivity and the phytochemical composition of G. molle seem not to have attracted attention until a recent study from our group regarding the bioactivity of several aqueous and organic extracts of the plant. In particular, we assessed the cytotoxic activity of these extracts against several human tumor cell lines (breast, lung, cervical and hepatocellular carcinomas) and a non-tumor porcine liver primary cell line, inspired by an ethnopharmacological report describing the traditional use of this medicinal plant in some regions of Northeast Portugal for the treatment of cancer...
March 15, 2018: Food & Function
P M Rolim, G P Fidelis, C E A Padilha, E S Santos, H A O Rocha, G R Macedo
Melon (Cucumis melo L.) has high economic value and in recent years, its production has increased; however, part of the fruit is wasted. Usually, inedible parts such as peel and seeds are discarded during processing and consumption. Extracts of melon residues were prepared and their phenolic compounds, antioxidants and antiproliferative activities were evaluated. Total phenolic compounds were found in hydroethanolic, hydromethanolic, and aqueous extracts, especially for melon peel (1.016 mg gallic acid equivalent/100 g)...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Alfredo Cruz-Gregorio, Joaquín Manzo-Merino, María Cecilia Gonzaléz-García, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Omar Noel Medina-Campos, Mahara Valverde, Emilio Rojas, María Alexandra Rodríguez-Sastre, Claudia María García-Cuellar, Marcela Lizano
Oxidative stress has been proposed as a risk factor for cervical cancer development. However, few studies have evaluated the redox state associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The aim of this work was to determine the role of the early expressed viral proteins E1, E2, E6 and E7 from HPV types 16 and 18 in the modulation of the redox state in an integral form. Therefore, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), concentration of reduced glutathione (GSH), levels and activity of the antioxidant enzymes catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage, were analysed in epithelial cells ectopically expressing the viral proteins...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
D Arumai Selvan, D Mahendiran, R Senthil Kumar, A Kalilur Rahiman
Phyto-synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was achieved using aqueous garlic, green tea and turmeric extracts, and characterized by different spectroscopic techniques. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of rich amount of biochemicals in these extracts, which serve as reducing and capping agents for converting silver nitrate into AgNPs. FT IR spectroscopy confirmed the role of biomolecules in the bioreduction and efficient stabilization of AgNPs. UV-Vis DRS spectra showed a band around 450 nm characteristics of AgNPs...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Alfredo Cruz-Gregorio, Joaquín Manzo-Merino, Marcela Lizano
High-risk Human Papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is the causative agent of different human cancers. A persistent HR-HPV infection alters several cellular processes involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, immune evasion, genomic instability and transformation. Cumulative evidence from past studies indicates that HR-HPV proteins are associated with oxidative stress (OS) and has been proposed as a risk factor for cancer development. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) regulate a plethora of processes inducing cellular proliferation, differentiation and death...
February 15, 2018: Virus Research
Julie Kengen, Jean-Philippe Deglasse, Marie-Aline Neveu, Lionel Mignion, Céline Desmet, Florian Gourgue, Jean-Christophe Jonas, Bernard Gallez, Bénédicte F Jordan
The ability of certain cancer cells to maintain a highly reduced intracellular environment is correlated with aggressiveness and drug resistance. Since the gluthathione (GSH) and thioredoxin (TRX) systems cooperate to a tight regulation of ROS in cell physiology, and to a stimulation of tumor initiation and progression, modulation of the GSH and TRX pathways are emerging as new potential targets in cancer. In vivo methods to assess changes in tumor redox status are critically needed to assess the relevance of redox-targeted agents...
January 10, 2018: Free Radical Research
Maryam Seifaddinipour, Reyhaneh Farghadani, Farideh Namvar, Jamaludin Mohamad, Habsah Abdul Kadir
Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) hulls (PVLH) represents a significant by-product of industrial pistachio processing that contains high amounta of phenolic and flavonoid compounds known to act as antioxidants. The current study was designed to evaluate the anti-tumor and anti-angiogenic potentials of PVLH extracts. The cytotoxic effects of hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water PVLH extracts toward human colon cancer (HT-29 and HCT-116), breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7), lung adenocarcinoma (H23), liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2), cervical cancer (Ca Ski), and normal fibroblast (BJ-5ta) cells were assessed using a MTT cell viability assay...
January 5, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Yalda Shokoohinia, Fataneh Jafari, Zeynab Mohammadi, Leili Bazvandi, Leila Hosseinzadeh, Nicholas Chow, Piyali Bhattacharyya, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Mükerrem Betül Yerer, Anupam Bishayee
Cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell proliferation which has the potential to occur in different tissues and spread into surrounding and distant tissues. Despite the current advances in the field of anticancer agents, rapidly developing resistance against different chemotherapeutic drugs and significantly higher off-target effects cause millions of deaths every year. Osthol is a natural coumarin isolated from Apiaceaous plants which has demonstrated several pharmacological effects, such as antineoplastic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties...
January 3, 2018: Nutrients
Everardo Mares-Mares, Santiago Gutiérrez-Vargas, Luis Pérez-Moreno, Leandro G Ordoñez-Acevedo, José E Barboza-Corona, Ma Fabiola León-Galván
The objective of this research was to identify and characterize the encoded peptides present in nut storage proteins of Carya illinoinensis. It was found, through in silico prediction, proteomic analysis, and MS spectrometry, that bioactive peptides were mainly found in albumin and glutelin fractions. Glutelin was the major fraction with ~53% of the nut storage proteins containing at least 21 peptides with different putative biological activities, including antihypertensives, antioxidants, immunomodulators, protease inhibitors, and inhibitors of cell cycle progression in cancer cells...
2017: BioMed Research International
Sung-Suk Suh, Sun-Mi Kim, Jung Eun Kim, Ju-Mi Hong, Sung Gu Lee, Ui Joung Youn, Se Jong Han, Il-Chan Kim, Sanghee Kim
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a leading cause of human death around the world and occurs through the highly complex coordination of multiple cellular pathways. Recent studies have revealed that microalgal extracts exhibit considerable pharmaceutical activities, including those against various cancer cells. Thus, microalgae are promising candidates as novel cancer therapeutic drugs. In this study, we evaluated the biological functions of the ethanolic extract of the Antarctic freshwater microalga, Bo tryidiopsidaceae sp...
December 1, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Sohail Hussain
Aim of the study: Antioxidants play an important role in maintaining physiological homeostasis. Recent literature emphasises the potential therapeutic effects of natural antioxidants that play anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects applicable in preventing oxidative stress-induced injury, which characterises their pathogenesis. The goal of this study was to evaluate the protective role of EGCG on the HeLa cell line and cancerous cells. Material and methods: The HeLa cell line and cervical cancer biopsies (CCB) were treated with varying doses of antioxidants to determine their effects...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
Maricela Viola-Rhenals, Kush Rohit Patel, Laura Jaimes-Santamaria, Guojun Wu, Jinbao Liu, Q Ping Dou
Disulfiram (DSF, also called tetraethylthiuram disulphide), a disulfide derivative of N,N-diethyldithiocarbamate (DEDTC), is an antialcoholism drug that is currently being repurposed as a promising anticancer drug. DSF has been investigated in many studies, including in vitro, in vivo, preclinical and clinical. Various mechanisms have been proposed to be responsible for the cytotoxic effect of DSF on cancer cells. DSF is a pro-drug which is converted to its metabolite DEDTC in human body. A complex of DEDTC with a metal ion [usually Cu(II) or Zn(II)] could be responsible for the anticancer activity of DSF in breast, prostate, glioblastoma, lung, melanoma, cervical, colorectal cancers as well as myeloma and leukemia...
October 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Subramanyam Deepika, Rajendran Harishkumar, Murugesan Dinesh, Rajadurai Abarna, Moorthy Anbalagan, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan, Chinnadurai Immanuel Selvaraj
The purpose of our work is to identify the bioactive compounds of bark and leaves extract from Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. and to explore its effectiveness against synthetic food dye. The presence of primary and secondary metabolites was confirmed by carrying out phytochemicals analysis. With the prior knowledge accessible on the indispensable secondary metabolites holding antioxidant and cytotoxicity activity, the quantitative screening of total phenolic and flavonoid content in methanolic and aqueous extract of bark and leaves from Ailanthus excelsa were done...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Tao Xu, Qiuying Pang, Yang Wang, Xiufeng Yan
Betulinic acid (BA), a potential anticancer compound, could induce apoptosis in human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells, but its mechanism has yet to be fully elucidated. The present study was focused on deciphering the detailed molecular mechanism of BA-induced apoptosis. In the present study, results indicated that BA was highly effective against HeLa cells via induction of time-dependent apoptosis, and the authors demonstrated that the BA treatment acted through downregulating a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) subunit and suppressing the Akt phosphorylation at Thr308 and Ser473 after increasing the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Brigida Silvestri, Giuseppe Vitiello, Giuseppina Luciani, Vincenzo Calcagno, Aniello Costantini, Maria Gallo, Silvia Parisi, Simona Paladino, Mariagrazia Iacomino, Gerardino D'Errico, M Federica Caso, Alessandro Pezzella, Marco d'Ischia
We disclose herein the first example of stable monodispersed hybrid nanoparticles (termed MelaSil-NPs) made up of eumelanin biopolymer intimately integrated into a silica nanoscaffold matrix and endowed with high antioxidant and cytoprotective effects associated with a specific subcellular localization. MelaSil-NPs have been fabricated by an optimized sol-gel methodology involving ammonia-induced oxidative polymerization of a covalent conjugate of the eumelanin building block 5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-carboxylic acid (DHICA) with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilanes (APTS)...
October 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Roberto Pariente, Ignacio Bejarano, Javier Espino, Ana B Rodríguez, José A Pariente
BACKGROUND: Melatonin has antitumor activity via several mechanisms including its antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects in addition to its potent antioxidant actions. Therefore, melatonin may be useful in the treatment of tumors in association with chemotherapy drugs. PURPOSE AND METHODS: This study was performed to study the role of melatonin receptors on the cytotoxicity and apoptosis induced by the chemotherapeutic agents cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in two tumor cell lines, such as human colorectal cancer HT-29 cells and cervical cancer HeLa cells...
November 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Prabu Mannarreddy, Maghil Denis, Durgadevi Munireddy, Ranjani Pandurangan, Kalaichelvan Puthupalayam Thangavelu, Kaviyarasan Venkatesan
The wild weed Cyperus rotundus is commonly used as traditional medicine in different parts of the world. Sequential extraction of C. rotundus rhizome with solvents of different polarity namely hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water were prepared and the free radical scavenging activity was determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. Based on high antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of C. rotundus rhizome (MRCr) was further investigated for its cytotoxic effect on different human cancer cell lines-breast (MCF-7), cervical (HeLa), liver (Hep G2), prostate (PC-3), colorectal (HT-29) and normal cell line (MCF-12A) by 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide (MTT) assay evaluated as 50% inhibition of growth (IC50)...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Yu-Guo Yuan, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (Cis) is a widely used chemotherapeutic drug for treating a variety of cancers, due to its ability to induce cell death in cancer cells significantly. Recently, graphene and its modified nanocomposites have gained much interest in cancer therapy, due to their unique physicochemical properties. The objective of this study was to investigate the combination effect of Cis and a reduced graphene oxide-silver nanoparticle nanocomposite (rGO-AgNPs) in human cervical cancer (HeLa) cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Picheswara Rao Polu, Udupa Nayanbhirama, Saleemulla Khan, Rajlexmi Maheswari
BACKGROUND: Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi or Amrita) is an important drug of Ayurvedic System of Medicine and found mention in various classical texts for the treatment of diseases such as jaundice, fever, diabetes, cancer and skin disease etc. In view of its traditional claims, antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities were evaluated in the present study. METHODS: Ethanol extract (TCE) and subsequent petroleum ether (TCP), dichloromethane (TCD), n-Butanol (TCB) and aqueous (TCA) fractions of were prepared from stems of T cordifolia...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Farukh Sharopov, Abdujabbor Valiev, Prabodh Satyal, Isomiddin Gulmurodov, Salomudin Yusufi, William N Setzer, Michael Wink
The essential oil of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is rich in lipophilic secondary metabolites, which can easily cross cell membranes by free diffusion. Several constituents of the oil carry reactive carbonyl groups in their ring structures. Carbonyl groups can react with amino groups of amino acid residues in proteins or in nucleotides of DNA to form Schiff's bases. Fennel essential oil is rich in anise aldehyde, which should interfere with molecular targets in cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the chemical composition of the essential oil of fennel growing in Tajikistan...
August 28, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
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