Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

n/a
Abstract Title:

Procyanidin-B2 enriched fraction of cinnamon acts as a proteasome inhibitor and anti-proliferative agent in human prostate cancer cells.

Abstract Source:

IUBMB Life. 2018 May ;70(5):445-457. Epub 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29537730

Abstract Author(s):

Srividya Gopalakrishnan, Harshavardhana H Ediga, S Sreenivasa Reddy, G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Ayesha Ismail

Article Affiliation:

Srividya Gopalakrishnan

Abstract:

Altered activity of the proteolytic machine-the 26S proteasome is observed in many disease conditions. Hence, either inhibition or activation of the 26S proteasome is thought to be a novel therapy for treatment of certain diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we tested the potential of cinnamon and one of its active ingredients, procyanidin-B2 (PCB2), in inhibiting the catalytic activities of the proteasome and suppressing prostate cancer cell growth. Proteasome activities were measured using fluorogenic substrates specific for the different enzymatic activities of the 26S proteasome by flourometry. Cell viability was assessed using the 3-[4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2.5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay, while apoptosis was examined by Hoechst and propidium iodide staining and caspase-3 activity. Both, the cinnamon extract and its PCB2-enriched F2 fraction inhibited the catalytic activities of the purified proteasome and the proteasome in cancer cells but not in normal cells. Furthermore, cinnamon and its active component decreased cell proliferation of human prostate cancer cells but not normal lung cells, decreased expression of anti-apoptotic and angiogenic markers in prostate cancer cell lysates. These results demonstrate that cinnamon extract and its PCB2-enriched fraction act as proteasome inhibitors and have prospects as anti-cancer agents.© 2018 IUBMB Life, 70(5):445-457, 2018.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2018 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.