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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708300/radioprotective-effect-of-thymoquinone-on-salivary-gland-of-rats-exposed-to-total-cranial-irradiation
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Mehmet Akyuz, Seyithan Taysi, Elif Baysal, Elif Demir, Hilal Alkis, Muslum Akan, Habip Binici, Zeynel Abidin Karatas
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the radioprotective effects of thymoquinone against radiation-induced damage in the salivary glands of rats exposed to total cranial gamma irradiation. METHODS: Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups to test the radioprotective effectiveness of thymoquinone by intraperitoneal injection. An appropriate control group was also studied. Biochemical parameters in liver tissue of rats were determined by spectrophotometer...
July 14, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707601/potential-role-of-natural-compounds-as-anti-angiogenic-agents-in-cancer
#2
Muthu K Shanmugam, Sudha Warrier, Alan Prem Kumar, Gautam Sethi, Frank Arfuso
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization, also known as angiogenesis, is the process of capillary sprouting from pre-existing blood vessels. This physiological process is a hallmark event in normal embryonic development as blood vessels generally supply both oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body. Any disruption in this process can lead to the development of various chronic diseases, including cancer. In cancer, aberrant angiogenesis plays a prominent role in maintaining sustained tumor growth to malignant phenotypes and promoting metastasis...
July 12, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701649/deodorizing-substance-in-black-cumin-nigella-sativa-l-seed-oil
#3
Toru Nakasugi, Takushi Murakawa, Koji Shibuya, Masanori Morimoto
A deodorizing substance in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.), a spice for curry and vegetable foods in Southwest Asia, was examined. The essential oil prepared from the seeds of this plant exhibited strong deodorizing activity against methyl mercaptan, which is a main factor in oral malodor. After purification with silica gel column chromatography, the active substance in black cumin seed oil was identified as thymoquinone. This monoterpenic quinone functions as the main deodorizing substance in this oil against methyl mercaptan...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698449/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-inhibitory-activity-of-thymoquinone-in-combatting-candida-albicans-in-denture-stomatitis-prevention
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Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Khalifa S Al-Khalifa, Mohammed M Gad, Mohammed Al-Hariri, Aiman A Ali, Talal Alnassar
Candida albicans adhesion and proliferation on denture bases may lead to denture stomatitis, which is a common and recurrent problem in denture wearers. The goal of this study was to assess the inhibitory effect of thymoquinone incorporated in the polymethyl methacrylate denture base material against Candida albicans. Eighty acrylic resin specimens were fabricated and divided into eight groups (n = 10) according to thymoquinone concentrations of 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5%, 3%, and 5% of acrylic powder. Two methods were used to evaluate the effect of thymoquinone on Candida albicans: the slide count and the serial dilution test...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693287/effect-of-thymoquinone-on-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-synergism-with-radiation
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Ulana Kotowski, Gregor Heiduschka, Lorenz Kadletz, Tammer Fahim, Rudolf Seemann, Rainer Schmid, Sven Schneider, Andreas Mitterbauer, Dietmar Thurnher
Thymoquinone (TQ) is the main bioactive constituent present in black seed oil (Nigella sativa); it has shown anti-inflammatory and anti-neoplastic effects in various cancer cell types. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of TQ on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines, on its own and in combination with radiation and cisplatin, respectively. The SCC25 and CAL27 HNSCC cell lines were treated with TQ alone and in combination with cisplatin or radiation, respectively. Proliferation assays and clonogenic assays were performed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692636/the-effect-of-thymoquinone-on-apoptosis-of-sk-ov-3-ovarian-cancer-cell-by-regulation-of-bcl-2-and-bax
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Xiaoli Liu, Jinhu Dong, Wangyu Cai, Ying Pan, Ruili Li, Bing Li
OBJECTIVE: We aim to determine how cisplatin, thymoquinone (TQ), and combination regimen can affect apoptosis of cultured SK-OV-3 cells. We also want to explore the mechanism of these influences on the cells' apoptosis by Bcl-2 and Bax gene. METHOD/MATERIALS: Cell Counting Kit-8 assay was used to measure the viability of cultured ovarian cancer cells. Propidium iodide with flow cytometry was used in cell cycle analysis. Thereafter, we used fluorescein isothiocyanate-stained annexin V and propidium iodide to detect the effect of cisplatin, TQ, and combination regimen on apoptosis...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671634/regressions-of-breast-carcinoma-syngraft-following-treatment-with-piperine-in-combination-with-thymoquinone
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Wamidh H Talib
Thymoquinone (TQ) and piperine, the active ingredients in cumin (Nigella sativa) and black pepper (Piper longum), respectively, exhibit various bioactivities including anticancer effects. The aim of the present study is to investigate the antineoplastic activity of a combination of TQ and piperine against breast cancer implanted in mice. The antiproliferative effects of TQ, piperine, and a combination of both agents were tested against mouse epithelial breast cancer cell line (EMT6/P) using MTT assay. The isobolographic method was used to calculate the combination index (CI)...
July 3, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661475/protein-kinase-a-activation-by-the-anti-cancer-drugs-abt-737-and-thymoquinone-is-caspase-3-dependent-and-correlates-with-platelet-inhibition-and-apoptosis
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Natalia Rukoyatkina, Elke Butt, Hariharan Subramanian, Viacheslav O Nikolaev, Igor Mindukshev, Ulrich Walter, Stepan Gambaryan, Peter M Benz
Chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia is a common bleeding risk in cancer patients and limits chemotherapy dose and frequency. Recent data from mouse and human platelets revealed that activation of protein kinase A/G (PKA/PKG) not only inhibited thrombin/convulxin-induced platelet activation but also prevented the platelet pro-coagulant state. Here we investigated whether or not PKA/PKG activation could attenuate caspase-dependent apoptosis induced by the anti-cancer drugs ABT-737 (the precursor of navitoclax) and thymoquinone (TQ), thereby potentially limiting chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia...
June 29, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659794/thymoquinone-as-a-potential-adjuvant-therapy-for-cancer-treatment-evidence-from-preclinical-studies
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A G M Mostofa, Md Kamal Hossain, Debasish Basak, Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed
Thymoquinone (TQ), the main bioactive component of Nigella sativa, has been found to exhibit anticancer effects in numerous preclinical studies. Due to its multitargeting nature, TQ interferes in a wide range of tumorigenic processes and counteracts carcinogenesis, malignant growth, invasion, migration, and angiogenesis. Moreover, TQ can specifically sensitize tumor cells toward conventional cancer treatments (e.g., radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy) and simultaneously minimize therapy-associated toxic effects in normal cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647592/liposphere-mediated-topical-delivery-of-thymoquinone-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
#10
Anjali Jain, P Venkatesh, Upendra Bulbake, Sindhu Doppalapudi, Towseef Amin Rafeeqi, Chandraiah Godugu, Wahid Khan
Thymoquinone (TMQ) is reported with good anti-psoriatic activity; however, the hydrophobicity, poor aqueous solubility, light and pH sensitive nature of TMQ hinder its delivery to target site. To address these delivery challenges of TMQ, lipospheres were explored. The topical use of lipospheres offers an effective mean of penetration along with stability and scalability. TMQ lipospheres of particle size below 70 nm were prepared and evaluated. These lipospheres resulted in deeper skin penetration, slow release and skin compatibility...
June 22, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629150/role-of-nigella-sativa-and-its-constituent-thymoquinone-on-chemotherapy-induced-nephrotoxicity-evidences-from-experimental-animal-studies
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REVIEW
Marco Cascella, Giuseppe Palma, Antonio Barbieri, Sabrina Bimonte, Nagoth Joseph Amruthraj, Maria Rosaria Muzio, Vitale Del Vecchio, Domenica Rea, Michela Falco, Antonio Luciano, Claudio Arra, Arturo Cuomo
BACKGROUND: Most chemotherapeutic drugs are known to cause nephrotoxicity. Therefore, new strategies have been considered to prevent chemotherapy-induced nephrotoxicity. It is of note that Nigella sativa (NS), or its isolated compound Thymoquinone (TQ), has a potential role in combating chemotherapy-induced nephrotoxicity. AIM: To analyze and report the outcome of experimental animal studies on the protective effects of NS/TQ on chemotherapy-associated kidney complications...
June 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606050/insights-into-the-targeting-potential-of-thymoquinone-for-therapeutic-intervention-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Md Abul Barkat, Harshita Abul, Javed Ahmad, Mohammad Ahmed Khan, Sarwar Beg, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is a bioactive phytoconstituent obtained from Nigella sativa (black seeds). It has promising potential in cancer prevention. OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that TQ can modulate signaling pathways responsible for cancer progression, thus enhances the efficacy and improve safety profile of clinically used anticancer drugs. METHOD: TQ acts on cell cycle and inhibits progression from G1 to S phase by targeting various proteins (cyclin D1, cyclin E, and p27)...
June 11, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603137/review-nigella-sativa-prophetic-medicine-a-review
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Hira Ijaz, Ume Ruqia Tulain, Junaid Qureshi, Zeeshan Danish, Samina Musayab, Muhammad Furqan Akhtar, Ammara Saleem, Khanzada Khanzada Khan, Muhammad Zaman, Imran Waheed, Imran Khan, Mohamed Abdel-Daim
The present report is a significant effort to explore detail description of N. Sativa, its pharmacognostic characteristics, morphological characteristics, and mechanism of actions, doses and medicinal uses. Nigella sativa (N. Sativa) is greatest form of healing medicine. It is also known as Prophetic Medicine as its use has been mentioned in Prophetic Hadit, as natural remedy for all the diseases except death. It is recommended on daily basis in Tibb-e-Nabwi (Prophetic Medicine). Hazrat Abu Hurairah States ''I have heard from Rasool Allah (PBUH) that there is cure for every disease in black seeds except death and black seeds are shooneeze''...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580343/effectiveness-of-thymoquinone-zeolite-and-platelet-rich-plasma-in-model-of-corrosive-oesophagitis-induced-in-rats
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Gökhan Karaca, Oktay Aydin, Faruk Pehlivanli, Canan Altunkaya, Hafize Uzun, Osman Güler
PURPOSE: The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), thymoquinone, and zeolite in corrosive esophageal burns was investigated in a rat model. METHODS: Four groups were comprised as containing 10 rats in each group. For group I, oesophagitis was induced and no other procedure was performed (control group). For group II, oesophagitis was induced and thymoquinone was administered for 1 week via oral gavage once a day (thymoquinone group). For group III, oesophagitis was induced for 1 week via oral gavage once a day (PRP group)...
June 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552110/antitumor-effect-of-thymoquinone-combined-with-resveratrol-on-mice-transplanted-with-breast-cancer
#15
Omar H Alobaedi, Wamidh H Talib, Iman A Basheti
OBJECTIVE: To test the anticancer potential activity of the combination of thymoquinone (TQ) and resveratrol (RES) against breast cancer in mice. METHODS: The antiproliferative activity of TQ, RES and their combination was assessed against three breast cancer cell lines and one normal cells using MTT assay. The combination index was calculated using isobolographic method. Balb/C mice were inoculated with EMT6/P cells and in vivo antitumor activity was evaluated...
April 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551846/ampk-and-sirt1-activation-contribute-to-inhibition-of-neuroinflammation-by-thymoquinone-in-bv2-microglia
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Ravikanth Velagapudi, Abdelmeneim El-Bakoush, Izabela Lepiarz, Folashade Ogunrinade, Olumayokun A Olajide
Thymoquinone is a known inhibitor of neuroinflammation. However, the mechanism(s) involved in its action remain largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the roles of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) in the anti-neuroinflammatory activity of thymoquinone. We investigated effects of the compound on ROS generation in LPS-activated microglia using the fluorescent 2',7'-dichlorofluorescin diacetate (DCFDA)-cellular ROS detection. Immunoblotting was used to detect protein levels of p40(phox), gp91(phox), AMPK, LKB1 and SIRT1...
May 27, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549307/thymoquinone-protects-against-the-sepsis-induced-mortality-mesenteric-hypoperfusion-aortic-dysfunction-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-rats
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Aysun Toker, Sultan Pehlivan, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is a potent cytoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. We aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of TQ on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MABF), vascular reactivity, oxidative and inflammatory injuries in a murine sepsis model induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into the following four groups: Sham, CLP, Sham+TQ and CLP+TQ. TQ (1mg/kg/day) or vehicle (dimethyl sulfoxide, 1mL/kg/day) was intraperitoneally injected for 3 days...
March 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545436/thymoquinone-tq-inhibits-the-replication-of-intracellular-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-macrophages-and-modulates-nitric-oxide-production
#18
Hafij Al Mahmud, Hoonhee Seo, Sukyung Kim, Md Imtiazul Islam, Kung-Woo Nam, Hyun-Deuk Cho, Ho-Yeon Song
BACKGROUND: Human tuberculosis, which is caused by the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a major public health concern. Increasing drug resistance poses a threat of disease resurgence and continues to cause considerable mortality worldwide, which necessitates the development of new drugs with improved efficacy. Thymoquinone (TQ), an essential compound of Nigella sativa, was previously reported as an active anti-tuberculosis agent. METHODS: In this study, the effects of TQ on intracellular mycobacterial replication are examined in macrophages...
May 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526446/thymoquinone-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-in-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Seyedeh Shohreh Ebrahimi, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Esmael Izadpanah, Kambiz Hassanzadeh
Oxidative stress plays an important role in both the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Rotenone, an environmental toxin, induces oxidative stress and impact mitochondrial dynamics, including fission and fusion. Thymoquinone (TQ) has been reported to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics in vitro and in vivo. TQ scavenges free radicals so prevents cell damage against oxidative agents. To evaluate the efficacy of TQ in the management of PD, male Wistar rats (8-10 months) received rotenone...
July 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521657/several-inhibitors-of-the-plk1-polo-box-domain-turn-out-to-be-non-specific-protein-alkylators
#20
Vincent Archambault, Karine Normandin
For almost a decade, there has been much interest in the development of chemical inhibitors of Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) protein interactions. Plk1 is a master regulator of the cell division cycle that controls numerous substrates. It is a promising target for cancer drug development. Inhibitors of the kinase domain of Plk1 had some success in clinical trials. However, they are not perfectly selective. In principle, Plk1 can also be inhibited by interfering with its protein interaction domain, the Polo-Box Domain (PBD)...
June 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
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