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The green algae Ulva fasciata Delile extract induces apoptotic cell death in human colon cancer cells.
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PMID:  23299316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study investigated the mechanisms underlying the cytotoxicity of the green algae Ulva fasciata Delile. U. fasciata extract (UFE) inhibited the growth of HCT 116 human colon cancer cells by 50% at a concentration of 200 μg/ml. In addition, UFE stimulated the production of intracellular reactive oxygen species, an effect that was abolished by pretreatment with N-acetyl cysteine, which also inhibited the cytotoxic effects of UFE. UFE also induced morphological changes indicative of apoptosis, such as the formation of apoptotic bodies, DNA fragmentation, an increase in the population of apoptotic sub-G(1) phase cells, and mitochondrial membrane depolarization. Concomitant activation of the mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathway occurred via modulation of Bax and Bcl-2 expression, resulting in disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential and activation of caspase-9 and caspase-3. This is the first report to demonstrate the cytotoxic effect of U. fasciata on human colon cancer cells and to provide a possible mechanism for this activity.
Min Ju Ryu; Areum Daseul Kim; Kyoung Ah Kang; Ha Sook Chung; Hye Sun Kim; In Soo Suh; Weon Young Chang; Jin Won Hyun
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-706X     ISO Abbreviation:  In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Anim.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9418515     Medline TA:  In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Food and Nutrition, Duksung Women's University, Seoul, 132-714, Republic of Korea.
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