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Antiproliferative and antiangiogenic effects of flavone eupatorin, an active constituent of chloroform extract of Orthosiphon stamineus leaves.
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PMID:  22698713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Flavone eupatorin is one of the constituents of Orthosiphon stamineus, a medicinal herb used in folk medicine in South East Asia for treatment of various disorders. In our study, we investigated the antiproliferative properties of a chloroform extract of the leaves of Orthosiphon stamineus and of pure eupatorin. The compound was able to reduce the number of viable cancer cells to the same extent as the extract, with IC(50) values in micromolar range. Moreover, both the eupatorin standard and the extract caused cells to arrest in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle. This clearly demonstrates that eupatorin contributes significantly to the overall extract activity. Induction of mitotic catastrophe, accompanied by key molecular events defining apoptosis, is the mechanism of eupatorin-induced cell death. Importantly, eupatorin (at the doses cytotoxic to cancer cells) did not kill normal cells; it only limited migration of HUVEC endothelial cells and their ability to create tubes. The ability of eupatorin to nonspecifically inhibit many protein kinases was proven and is the probable cause of its cellular effects. In summary, eupatorin emerges as a promising agent in anticancer research.
Iva Dolečková; Lucie Rárová; Jiří Grúz; Magdaléna Vondrusová; Miroslav Strnad; Vladimír Kryštof
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fitoterapia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  16930290R     Medline TA:  Fitoterapia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Faculty of Science , Palacký University & Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Science, Šlechtitelů 11, 783 71, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
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