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melanoma and curcumin

Reinhard H Dammann, Antje M Richter, Adriana P Jiménez, Michelle Woods, Miriam Küster, Chamindri Witharana
Epigenetic inactivation of tumor suppressor genes (TSG) is a fundamental event in the pathogenesis of human cancer. This silencing is accomplished by aberrant chromatin modifications including DNA hypermethylation of the gene promoter. One of the most frequently hypermethylated TSG in human cancer is the Ras Association Domain Family 1A (RASSF1A) gene. Aberrant methylation of RASSF1A has been reported in melanoma, sarcoma and carcinoma of different tissues. RASSF1A hypermethylation has been correlated with tumor progression and poor prognosis...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Wang Liao, Wei Xiang, Fei-Fei Wang, Rui Wang, Yan Ding
Curcumin, a polyphenol compound, possesses potent pharmacological properties in preventing cancers, which make it as a potential anti-cancer mediator. However, it is still unknown that whether Curcumin induced melanoma A375 cell was associated with oxidative stress. Here, we firstly found a fascinating result that Curcumin could reduce the proliferation and induced apoptosis of human melanoma A375 cells. Meanwhile, IC50 of Curcumin on A375 cells is 80μM at 48h. In addition, Curcumin caused oxidative stress through inducing further ROS burst, decreasing GSH, and wrecking mitochondria membrane potential (MMP), which were reversed by ROS inhibitor N-acetylcysteine (NAC)...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Érica Aparecida de Oliveira, Diogenes Saulo de Lima, Lucas Esteves Cardozo, Garcia Ferreira de Souza, Nayane de Souza, Debora Kristina Alves-Fernandes, Fernanda Faião-Flores, José Agustín Pablo Quincoces, Silvia Berlanga de Moraes Barros, Helder I Nakaya, Gisele Monteiro, Silvya Stuchi Maria-Engler
Melanoma is a highly invasive and metastatic cancer with high mortality rates and chemoresistance. Around 50% of melanomas are driven by activating mutations in BRAF that has led to the development of potent anti-BRAF inhibitors. However resistance to anti-BRAF therapy usually develops within a few months and consequently there is a need to identify alternative therapies that will bypass BRAF inhibitor resistance. The curcumin analogue DM-1 (sodium 4-[5-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)-3-oxo-penta-1,4-dienyl]-2-methoxy-phenolate) has substantial anti-tumor activity in melanoma, but its mechanism of action remains unclear...
September 4, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Bomi Kim, Bohyung Seo, Sanghyun Park, Changkyu Lee, Jong Oh Kim, Kyung Taek Oh, Eun Seong Lee, Han-Gon Choi, Yu Seok Youn
Albumin nanoparticles are well-known as effective drug carriers used to deliver hydrophobic chemotherapeutic agents. Albumin nanoparticles encapsulating curcumin and doxorubicin were fabricated using slightly modified nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab™) technology, and the synergistic effects of these two drugs were examined. Albumin nanoparticles encapsulating curcumin, doxorubicin, and both curcumin and doxorubicin were prepared using a high pressure homogenizer. The sizes of albumin nanoparticles were ∼130nm, which was considered to be suitable for the EPR (enhanced permeability and retention) effect...
October 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Anup Jose, Suman Labala, Kunal Manoj Ninave, Sudeep Kumar Gade, Venkata Vamsi Krishna Venuganti
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of iontophoretic co-delivery of curcumin and anti-STAT3 siRNA using cationic liposomes against skin cancer. Curcumin was encapsulated in DOTAP-based cationic liposomes and then complexed with STAT3 siRNA. This nanocomplex was characterized for the average particle size, zeta-potential, and encapsulation efficiency. The cell viability studies in B16F10 mouse melanoma cells have shown that the co-delivery of curcumin and STAT3 siRNA significantly (p < 0...
June 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Eupa Ray, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas
AIM: To improve the bioavailability and anticancer potential of curcumin by using a cholesterol-conjugated chitosan micelle. Methods & methods: Cholesterol was conjugated to chitosan (15 kDa) to form self-assembled micelles, which loaded curcumin. Physicochemical characterization and formulation optimization of the drug-loaded micelles (curcumin-loaded chitosan-cholesterol micelles [C-CCM]) were performed. In vitro cellular uptake and viability of C-CCM were investigated in melanoma and breast cancer cell lines...
June 2, 2017: Nanomedicine
Krishnendu Das, Sahithi Nimushakavi, Arabinda Chaudhuri, Prasanta Kumar Das
Herein we report the design and development of α5 β1 integrin-specific noncovalent RGDK-lipopeptide-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that selectively deliver the anticancer drug curcumin to tumor cells. RGDK tetrapeptide-tagged amphiphiles were synthesized that efficiently disperse SWNTs with a suspension stability index of >80 % in cell culture media. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT)- and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)-based cell viability assays in tumor (B16F10 melanoma) and noncancerous (NIH3T3 mouse fibroblast) cells revealed the non-cytotoxic nature of these RGDK-lipopeptide-SWNT conjugates...
May 22, 2017: ChemMedChem
Diana Lelli, Claudio Pedone, Amirhosssein Sahebkar
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and is characterized by poor prognosis in its advanced stages because treatments are poorly effective and burdened with severe adverse effects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are implicated in several cellular processes; they are categorized as oncogenic and tumor suppressor miRNAs. Several miRNAs are implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of melanoma, such as the tumor suppressor miR-let7b that targets cyclin D and regulates cell cycle...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Preeti Kumari, Omkara Swami Muddineti, Sri Vishnu Kiran Rompicharla, Pratyusha Ghanta, Adithya Karthik B B N, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas
Polymeric micelles have been widely explored preclinically as suitable delivery systems for poorly soluble chemotherapeutic drugs in cancer therapy. The present study reported the development of cholesterol (Ch)-conjugated poly(D,L-Lactide) (PLA)-based polymeric micelles (mPEG-PLA-Ch) for effective encapsulation and delivery of curcumin (CUR) at the tumor site. Cholesterol conjugation dramatically affected the particle size and improved drug loading (DL) and encapsulation efficiency (EE). mPEG-PLA-Ch-CUR showed bigger hydrodynamic diameter (104...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
Pham Thi Be Tu, Binh Cao Quan Nguyen, Shinkichi Tawata, Cheong-Yong Yun, Eung Gook Kim, Hiroshi Maruta
We previously demonstrated that the oncogenic kinase PAK4, which both melanomas and normal melanocytes express at a very high level, is essential for their melanogenesis. In the present study, using the highly sensitive "Macaroni-Western" (IP-ATP-Glo) kinase assay, we investigated the melanogenic potential of another oncogenic kinase PAK1, which melanoma (B16F10) cells express only at a very minute level. After transfecting melanoma cells with PAK1-shRNA for silencing PAK1 gene, melanin content, tyrosinase activity, and kinase activity of PAK1 were compared between the wild-type and transfectants...
January 15, 2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Mohd Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Matthias Rath
Polyphenols, found abundantly in plants, display many anticarcinogenic properties including their inhibitory effects on cancer cell proliferation, tumor growth, angiogenesis, metastasis, and inflammation as well as inducing apoptosis. In addition, they can modulate immune system response and protect normal cells against free radicals damage. Most investigations on anticancer mechanisms of polyphenols were conducted with individual compounds. However, several studies, including ours, have indicated that anti-cancer efficacy and scope of action can be further enhanced by combining them synergistically with chemically similar or different compounds...
September 9, 2016: Nutrients
Raffaele Vecchione, Vincenzo Quagliariello, Pierangela Giustetto, Dominic Calabria, Ayyappan Sathya, Roberto Marotta, Martina Profeta, Simone Nitti, Niccolò Silvestri, Teresa Pellegrino, Rosario V Iaffaioli, Paolo Antonio Netti
Dual imaging dramatically improves detection and early diagnosis of cancer. In this work we present an oil in water (O/W) nano-emulsion stabilized with lecithin and loaded with cobalt ferrite oxide (Co0.5Fe2.5O4) nanocubes for photo-acoustic and magnetic resonance dual imaging. The nanocarrier is responsive in in vitro photo-acoustic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests. A clear and significant time-dependent accumulation in tumor tissue is shown in in vivo photo-acoustic studies on a murine melanoma xenograft model...
January 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Tianhui Niu, Yan Tian, Zhusong Mei, Guangjin Guo
Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin carcinoma, which possesses fast propagating and highly invasive characteristics. Curcumin is a natural phenol compound that has various biological activities, such as anti-proliferative and apoptosis-accelerating impacts on tumor cells. Unfortunately, the therapeutical activities of Cur are severely hindered due to its extremely low bioavailability. In this study, a cooperative therapy of low concentration Cur combined with red united blue light irradiation was performed to inspect the synergistic effects on the apoptosis, proliferation and autophagy in human melanoma A375 cell...
2016: Scientific Reports
Omkara Swami Muddineti, Preeti Kumari, Srinivas Ajjarapu, Prit Manish Lakhani, Rishabh Bahl, Balaram Ghosh, Swati Biswas
In recent years, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have received immense interest in various biomedical applications including drug delivery, photothermal ablation of cancer and imaging agent for cancer diagnosis. However, the synthesis of AuNPs poses challenges due to the poor reproducibility and stability of the colloidal system. In the present work, we developed a one step, facile procedure for the synthesis of AuNPs from hydrogen tetrachloroaurate (III) hydrate (HAuCl4. 3H2O) by using ascorbic acid and xanthan gum (XG) as reducing agent and stabilizer, respectively...
August 12, 2016: Nanotechnology
Hamed Mirzaei, Gholamreza Naseri, Ramin Rezaee, Mohsen Mohammadi, Zarrin Banikazemi, Hamid Reza Mirzaei, Hossein Salehi, Mostafa Peyvandi, John M Pawelek, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Melanoma remains among the most lethal cancers and, in spite of great attempts that have been made to increase the life span of patients with metastatic disease, durable and complete remissions are rare. Plants and plant extracts have long been used to treat a variety of human conditions; however, in many cases, effective doses of herbal remedies are associated with serious adverse effects. Curcumin is a natural polyphenol that shows a variety of pharmacological activities including anti-cancer effects, and only minimal adverse effects have been reported for this phytochemical...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Mohamed Jawed Ahsan, Mohamed Jawed Ahsan
We report herein an in vitro anticancer evaluation of a series of seven curcumin analogues (3a-g). The National Cancer Institute (NCI US) Protocol was followed and all the compounds were evaluated for their anticancer activity on nine different panels (leukemia, non small cell lung cancer, colon cancer, CNS cancer, melanoma, ovarian cancer, renal cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer) represented by 60 NCI human cancer cell lines. All the compounds showed significant anticancer activity in one dose assay (drug concentration 10 μM) and hence were evaluated further in five dose assays (0...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Marina Pisano, Antonio Palomba, Alessandro Tanca, Daniela Pagnozzi, Sergio Uzzau, Maria Filippa Addis, Maria Antonietta Dettori, Davide Fabbri, Giuseppe Palmieri, Carla Rozzo
BACKGROUND: We have previously demonstrated that the hydroxylated biphenyl compound D6 (3E,3'E)-4,4'-(5,5',6,6'-tetramethoxy-[1,1'-biphenyl]-3,3'-diyl)bis(but-3-en-2-one), a structural analogue of curcumin, exerts a strong antitumor activity on melanoma cells both in vitro and in vivo. Although the mechanism of action of D6 is yet to be clarified, this compound is thought to inhibit cancer cell growth by arresting the cell cycle in G2/M phase, and to induce apoptosis through the mitochondrial intrinsic pathway...
May 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
Verica Paunovic, Biljana Ristic, Zoran Markovic, Biljana Todorovic-Markovic, Milica Kosic, Jovana Prekodravac, Tamara Kravic-Stevovic, Tamara Martinovic, Matej Micusik, Zdeno Spitalsky, Vladimir Trajkovic, Ljubica Harhaji-Trajkovic
Indian spice curcumin is known for its anticancer properties, but the anticancer mechanisms of nanoparticulate curcumin have not been completely elucidated. We here investigated the in vitro anticancer effect of blue light (470 nm, 1 W)-irradiated curcumin nanoparticles prepared by tetrahydrofuran/water solvent exchange, using U251 glioma, B16 melanoma, and H460 lung cancer cells as targets. The size of curcumin nanocrystals was approximately 250 nm, while photoexcitation induced their oxidation and partial agglomeration...
April 2016: Biomedical Microdevices
Vishnu Sravan Bollu, Ayan Kumar Barui, Sujan Kumar Mondal, Sanjiv Prashar, Mariano Fajardo, David Briones, Antonio Rodríguez-Diéguez, Chitta Ranjan Patra, Santiago Gómez-Ruiz
Two different silica based (MSU-2 and MCM-41) curcumin loaded mesoporous materials V3 and V6 were synthesized and characterized by several physico-chemical techniques. Release kinetic study revealed the slow and sustained release of curcumin from those materials in blood simulated fluid (pH: 7.4). The materials V3 and V6 were found to be biocompatible in non-cancerous CHO cell line while exhibiting significant cytotoxicity in different cancer cells (human lung carcinoma cells: A549, human breast cancer cells: MCF-7, mouse melanoma cells: B16F10) compared to pristine curcumin indicating the efficacy of the mesoporous silica materials based drug delivery systems (DDSs)...
June 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Niraldo Paulino, Amarilis Scremin Paulino, Susana N Diniz, Sergio de Mendonça, Ivair D Gonçalves, Fernanda Faião Flores, Reginaldo Pereira Santos, Carina Rodrigues, Paulo Celso Pardi, José Agustin Quincoces Suarez
This work describes the anti-inflammatory effect of the curcumin-analog compound, sodium 4-[5-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-3-oxo-penta-1,4-dienyl]-2-methoxy-phenolate (DM1), and shows that DM1 modulates iNOS and COX-2 gene expression in cultured RAW 264.7 cells and induces autophagy on human melanoma cell line A375.
April 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
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