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Withaferin A AND NF-kB

Seema Dubey, Hyunho Yoon, Mark Steven Cohen, Prakash Nagarkatti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Dev Karan
A role of inflammation-associated cytokines/chemokines has been implicated in a wide variety of human diseases. Here, we investigated the regulation of inflammatory cytokines released by monocyte-derived THP-1 cells following treatment with the dietary agent withaferin A (WFA). Membrane-based cytokine array profiling of the culture supernatant from adenosine triphosphate-stimulated WFA-treated THP-1 cells showed differential regulation of multiple cytokines/chemokines. A selected group of cytokines/chemokines [interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), CCL2/MCP-1, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor, PDGF-AA, PTX3, cystatin-3, relaxin-2, TNFRSF8/CD30, and ACRP30] was validated at the transcription level using qPCR...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Wei-Chen Hou, Xiao-Hui Miao, Lian-Jun Ma, Xiao-Xue Bai, Qun Liu, Lei Song
BACKGROUND: The demand for the chemopreventive drug from the plant source is increasing in recent times, owing to its various biological activities without any adverse effect. The intention of this current study was to examine the anti-glioma effect of Withaferin A (WFA) on C6 glioma cell line model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C6 glioma cells were administrated with different concentration of WFA (50, 100, 200 and 500 μg/mL) and DMSO (control) group to examine its anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic activities...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
Grace Y Sun, Runting Li, Jiankun Cui, Mark Hannink, Zezong Gu, Kevin L Fritsche, Dennis B Lubahn, Agnes Simonyi
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, commonly known as Ashwagandha, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for promoting health and quality of life. Recent clinical trials together with experimental studies indicated significant neuroprotective effects of Ashwagandha and its constituents. This study is aimed to investigate anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties of this botanical and its two withanolide constituents, namely, Withaferin A and Withanolide A, using the murine immortalized BV-2 microglial cells...
September 2016: Neuromolecular Medicine
V Khedgikar, P Kushwaha, J Gautam, A Verma, B Changkija, A Kumar, S Sharma, G K Nagar, D Singh, P K Trivedi, N S Sangwan, P R Mishra, R Trivedi
Withania somnifera or Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb of Ayurveda. Though the extract and purified molecules, withanolides, from this plant have been shown to have different pharmacological activities, their effect on bone formation has not been studied. Here, we show that one of the withanolide, withaferin A (WFA) acts as a proteasomal inhibitor (PI) and binds to specific catalytic β subunit of the 20S proteasome. It exerts positive effect on osteoblast by increasing osteoblast proliferation and differentiation...
August 22, 2013: Cell Death & Disease
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