Molecular therapy for Metastatic cancers: Geniposide, isolated  from Gardenia, increases the expression of tumor suppressors TIMP3 and CCM3/KRIT1, inhibits cell cycle progression, and suppresses migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells via up regulation of its target gene, 10/September/2017, 12.38 am

From Significance of the study to Public health relevance: Given that: (i) each year nearly 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer globally, and little more than half of them will die; (ii) cancer deaths globally are expected to be doubled by 2030; (iii) most of the cancer patients die due to metastasis; (iv) cancer treatment causes […]

Steroid-based therapy for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): Prostaglandin(PGE2) promotes degradation of HMGCR, decreases the levels of triglycerides, free cholesterol, and total cholesterol and prevents the progression of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD via down regulation of its target gene, 9/September/2017, 12/25 am

Significance of the study: Given that: (1)  15-30% of Western populations suffer from Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), while only 6-25% of Asian populations suffer from it; (2) 75 to 100 million people in the US succumb to this disease; (3) obesity and type 2 diabetes are risk factors for the development of NAFLD;  and (4) the global […]

Natural product-derived CDK4/6 pathway blockade enhances the efficacy of Cancer immunotherapy: A pharmacological mixture encompassing Withaferin A, Astaxanthin, 5-aza-2′-deoxycytidine, Cirivastatin, PEITC, Tubastatin, & Celastrol (WAAACPTC)   inhibits the expression of cell cycle protein CDK4/CDK6, increases levels of T-III IFNs, inhibits the proliferation of Treg cells, decreases DNMT1 expression, inhibits the expression of a number of immune evasion molecules, increases antigen presentation and unfolding response, increases Cytotoxic activity of T-cells, decreases tumor burden and increases survival via up-regulation of its target genes, 10/September/2017,12.14 am

Introduction:What they say: A recent study from Division of Molecular Oncology & Immunology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands has identified CMTM6 and CMTM4 as PD-L1 protein regulators. This study was published, in the 16 August 2017 issue of Nature (one of the best journals in General science with an […]

Natural product-derived therapy for inflammation and arthritis: A pharmaceutical mixture encompassing Icariin and Tetrandrine increases IL-9 levels, increases proliferation of ILC2s (type 2 innate lymphoid cells) and regulatory T (Treg) cells, promotes resolution of inflammation, attenuates cartilage destruction, decreases bone loss, and inhibits pathological features associated with arthritis via up regualtion of its target genes, 10/September/2017, 12.09 am

Introduction: What they say A study from Department of Internal Medicine 3-Rheumatology and Immunology, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany shows that “Resolution of inflammation by interleukin-9-producing type 2 innate lymphoid cells.” This research paper was published, in the 17 July 2017 issue of the journal “Nature Medicine” [One of the […]

Molecular therapy for Metastatic cancers: Geniposide, isolated  from Gardenia, increases the expression of tumor suppressors TPM1 and TAp63, inhibits cell cycle progression, and suppresses migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells via up regulation of its target gene, 9/September/2017, 1.37 am

From Significance of the study to Public health relevance: Given that: (i) each year nearly 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer globally, and little more than half of them will die; (ii) cancer deaths globally are expected to be doubled by 2030; (iii) most of the cancer patients die due to metastasis; (iv) cancer treatment causes […]

Natural product therapy for Diabetic nephropathy (DN): Artesunate, isolated from Artemisia annua L, increases Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression, decreases toxic glucose metabolites, mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis, augments glycolytic flux and PGC-1α levels, improves metabolic abnormalities, albuminuria, glomerular pathology, and renal dysfunction and alleviates diabetic nephropathy via down regulation of its target gene, 9/September/2017, 1.24 am

Introduction: What they say A study from the Research Division, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA shows that “Pyruvate kinase M2 activation may protect against the progression of diabetic glomerular pathology and mitochondrial dysfunction.” This research paper was published, in the 24 April 2017 issue of the journal “Nature Medicine” [One of […]