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Effects of furanodiene on 95-d lung cancer cells: Apoptosis, autophagy and g1 phase cell cycle arrest
Xu W.-S.; Li T.; Wu G.-S.; Dang Y.-Y.; Hao W.-H.; Chen X.-P.; Lu J.-J.; Wang Y.-T.
Source PublicationAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine

Furanodiene (FUR) is a natural terpenoid isolated from Rhizoma Curcumae, a well-known Chinese medicinal herb that presents anti-proliferative activities in several cancer cell lines. Herein, we systematically investigated the effects of FUR on the significant processes of tumor progression with the relatively low concentrations in 95-D lung cancer cells. FUR concentration-dependently inhibited cell proliferation and blocked the cell cycle progressions in G1 phase by down-regulating the protein levels of cyclin D1 and CDK6, and up-regulating those of p21 and p27 in 95-D cells. FUR also affected the signaling molecules that regulate apoptosis in 95-D cells revealed by the down-regulation of the protein levels of full PARP, pro-caspase-7, survivin, and Bcl-2, and the up-regulation of cleaved PARP. Further studies showed that FUR enhanced the expression of light chain 3-II (LC3-II) in the protein level, indicating that autophagy is involved in this process. Besides, the adhesion ability of 95-D cells to matrigel and fibronectin was slightly inhibited after FUR treatment for 1 h in our experimental condition. FUR also slightly suppressed cell migration and invasion in 95-D cells according to the data from wound healing and Transwell assays, respectively. Taken together, FUR activated the signal molecules regulating G1 cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and autophagy, while slightly affecting the key steps of cell metastasis in 95-D lung cancer cells in the relatively low concentrations. © 2014 World Scientific Publishing Company & Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine.

KeywordApoptosis Autophagy Cell Cycle Furanodiene Metastasis
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WOS Research AreaIntegrative & Complementary Medicine ; General & Internal Medicine
WOS SubjectIntegrative & Complementary Medicine ; Medicine, General & Internal
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AffiliationState Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Av. Padre Toma's Pereira S.J., Taipa, Macau
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
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Xu W.-S.,Li T.,Wu G.-S.,et al. Effects of furanodiene on 95-d lung cancer cells: Apoptosis, autophagy and g1 phase cell cycle arrest[J]. American Journal of Chinese Medicine,2014,42(1):243.
APA Xu W.-S..,Li T..,Wu G.-S..,Dang Y.-Y..,Hao W.-H..,...&Wang Y.-T..(2014).Effects of furanodiene on 95-d lung cancer cells: Apoptosis, autophagy and g1 phase cell cycle arrest.American Journal of Chinese Medicine,42(1),243.
MLA Xu W.-S.,et al."Effects of furanodiene on 95-d lung cancer cells: Apoptosis, autophagy and g1 phase cell cycle arrest".American Journal of Chinese Medicine 42.1(2014):243.
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