Cancer

July 11, 2017

Anti-telomerase cancer therapy: Berberine, one of the components of Berberis, Phellodendron amurense, and Guduchi among others, suppresses the expression of Tripeptidyl Peptidase 1 (TPP1) and inhibits cancer progression via down-regulation of it target gene, 11/July/2017, 6.27 am

Introduction: What they say:   The 1989 Nobel prize winner in Chemistry, Prof. Thomas R. Cech from the BioFrontiers Institute, USA has published a research paper in the 13 December 2012 issue of the Nature journal (492(7428):285-9; and I.F: >42) stating that “The TEL patch of telomere protein TPP1 […]
July 9, 2017

Natural product-derived therapy for prostate cancer: Naringenin, one of the components of Citrus fruits, inhibits the expression of mTORC1 and its downstream target AMD1, dismantles mTORC1-AMD1 signaling network, decreases polyamine levels, and inhibits prostate cancer progression via up regualtion of its target gene, 10/July/2017, 12.13 am

Introduction: What they say: A study from CIC bioGUNE (Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences), Bizkaia Technology Park, 801 Building, 48160 Derio, Spain shows that “mTORC1-dependent AMD1 regulation sustains polyamine […]
July 9, 2017

Natural product-derived Anti-AXL therapeutics for enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapies: Combination of Solosodine and Matrine, found in solanum melongena and Sophora, respectively, decreases the expression of the AXL receptor and its activating ligand, GAS6, increases the expression of a number of tumor suppressor genes, increases therapeutic index of anticancer drugs, suppresses tumorigenesis, migration, invasion, and metastasis via up regulation of its target gene, 9/July/2017, 11.58 pm

Introduction: What they say: A study from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine shows that “Inhibition of the GAS6/AXL pathway augments the efficacy of […]
July 9, 2017

Natural product therapy for CyclinD3-CDK6 overexpressing cancers: Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), isolated from Green tea, increases the levels of tumor suppressor proteins, inhibits the activity of glycolytic enzymes 6-phosphofructokinase and pyruvate kinase M2, decreases antioxidants NADPH and glutathione levels, increases reactive oxygen species levels, promotes apoptosis, and inhibits the progression of CyclinD3-CDK6 overexpressing cancers via down regulation of its target gene, 9/July/2017, 11.46 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; and Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA shows […]