Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

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

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

n/a
Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Effects of ginsenoside compound K combined with cisplatin on the proliferation, apoptosis and epithelial mesenchymal transition in MCF-7 cells of human breast cancer.

Abstract Source:

Pharm Biol. 2016 ;54(4):561-8. Epub 2015 Oct 29. PMID: 26511312

Abstract Author(s):

Keqiang Zhang, Yuwei Li

Article Affiliation:

Keqiang Zhang

Abstract:

CONTEXT: Breast cancer seriously harms the health of women and there are currently few therapeutic options for patients with breast cancer.

OBJECTIVE: Effects of ginsenoside compound K (CK) in combination with cisplatin (DDP) on the proliferation, apoptosis, and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) of MCF-7 cells were studied.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: MCF-7 cells were divided into CK (50 μmol/L) group, DDP (10 mg/L) group, CK (50 μmol/L) +DDP (10 mg/L) group, and control (CON) group. The cells in the CON group were not treated with any drugs. Proliferation, apoptosis, expression of E-cadherin, N-cadherin, vimentin, protein kinase B (Akt), phosphorylated Akt (p-Akt), andlevel of fibronectin (FN) in MCF-7 cells were detected by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT), flow cytometry, western blotting, and enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA), respectively.

RESULTS: The proliferation inhibition rates in CK, DDP, and CK + DDP groups at 48 h were 19.18 ± 2.25, 21.34 ± 2.84, and 43.37 ± 5.62, respectively. The apoptosis rates were 2.85 ± 0.56, 13.37 ± 2.28, 20.04 ± 2.92, and 30.78 ± 4.64 at 24 h and 3.14 ± 0.72, 20.36 ± 3.28, 27.58 ± 4.09, and 41.62 ± 5.83 at 48 h in CON, CK, DDP, and CK + DDP groups, respectively. CK or DDP alone and their combination all could reduce the levels of N-cadherin, vimentin, p-Akt/Akt, and FN and elevate level of E-cadherin.

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Both CK and DDP can inhibit the proliferation, EMT, and induce the apoptosis in MCF-7 cells, which may be related to the PI3K/Akt pathway. In addition, the combination of CK with DDP can produce a better effect.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options


Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

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

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

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 2008-2019 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.