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Xanthatin Induces G2/M Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Human Gastric Carcinoma MKN-45 Cells.
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PMID:  22532019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Xanthatin, a natural bioactive compound of sesquiterpene lactones, was isolated and purified from air-dried aerial part of Xanthium sibiricum Patrin ex Widder. In the present study, we demonstrated the significant antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of xanthatin on human gastric carcinoma MKN-45 cells. MTS assay showed that xanthatin produced obvious cytotoxicity in MKN-45 cells with IC50 values of 18.6, 9.3, and 3.9 µM for 12, 24, and 48 h, respectively. Results of flow cytometry analysis indicated that the antiproliferative activity induced by xanthatin might be executed via G2/M cell cycle arrest and proapoptosis in MKN-45 cells. Western blot analysis elucidated that: a) xanthatin downregulated expression of Chk1 and Chk2 and phosphorylation of CDC2, which are known as key G2/M transition regulators; b) xanthatin increased p53 activation, decreased the bcl-2/bax ratio and the levels of downstream procaspase-9 and procaspase-3, which are key regulators in the intrinsic apoptosis pathway; c) xanthatin blocked phosphorylation of NF-κB (p65 subunit) and of IκBα, which might contribute to its proapoptotic effects on MKN-45 cells. In conclusion, our results suggest that xanthatin may have therapeutic potential against human gastric carcinoma.
Lei Zhang; Li Tao; Junshan Ruan; Weidong Li; Yu Wu; Linggeng Yan; Feng Zhang; Fangtian Fan; Shizhong Zheng; Aiyun Wang; Yin Lu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Planta medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0221     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066751     Medline TA:  Planta Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.
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