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Inhibition of proliferation by agricultural plant extracts in seven human adult T-cell leukaemia (ATL)-related cell lines.
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PMID:  21293936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Adult T-cell leukaemia (ATL) is caused by human T-cell leukaemia virus type I (HTLV-I) infection and is resistant to conventional chemotherapy. We evaluated the inhibitory effects of agricultural plants on the proliferation of seven ATL-related human leukaemia cells, using three ATL cell lines (ED, Su9T01 and S1T), two human T-cell lines transformed by HTLV-I infection (HUT-102 and MT-2) and two HTLV-I-negative human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cell lines (Jurkat and MOLT-4). A total of 52 samples of 80% ethanol extracts obtained from 30 types of agricultural plants were examined. On the basis of IC(50) values, we selected samples with greater activity than genistein, which was used as a positive control. The highest inhibitory effect was observed with extracts from leaves of Vaccinium virgatum Aiton (blueberry) on four cell lines (ED, Su9T01, HUT-102 and Jurkat); seeds of Momordica charantia L. (bitter gourd) exhibited the second highest activity. The bitter gourd seeds suppressed the proliferation of three cell lines (Su9T01, HUT-102 and Jurkat). The extracts from edible parts of Ipomea batatas LAM. (sweet potato), edible parts of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott (taro), skin of taro and seeds of Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc. (mume) showed markedly greater inhibitory effects on Su9T01 than genistein. These findings suggest that ATL-preventative bioactive compounds may exist in these agricultural plants, which are considered to be functional foods.
Hisahiro Kai; Ena Akamatsu; Eri Torii; Hiroko Kodama; Chizuko Yukizaki; Yoichi Sakakibara; Masahito Suiko; Kazuhiro Morishita; Hiroaki Kataoka; Koji Matsuno
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of natural medicines     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1861-0293     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101518405     Medline TA:  J Nat Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pharmaceutical Health Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare, 1714-1 Yoshino-machi, Nobeoka, Miyazaki, 882-8508, Japan.
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