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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(15): 3330-3334, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602891

RESUMO

Triptolide( TP) is isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine Tripterygium wilfordii,which exhibits notable immuneregulative effect. Th17 cells involve in inflammatory response and Treg cells contribute to immune tolerance. They both play an important role in immune response. Previous studies have investigated that TP induced hepatic Th17/Treg imbalance. However,the effect of TP on spleen Th17/Treg cells remains unclear. Therefore,the aim of present study was to investigate the effect of TP on Th17/Treg cells in spleen. In this study,the effect of TP on the proliferation of splenic lymphocyte was detected by cytotoxicity test in vitro. After different concentrations of TP( 2. 5,5,20,40 nmol·L~(-1)) were given to splenic lymphocyte,cytokines secreted from the supernatant of splenic lymphocyte were detected by cytometric bead array,and the expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling( SOCS) mRNA was detected by qRT-PCR. Female C57 BL/6 mice were continuously observed for 24 h after treatment of 500 µg·kg-1 TP. The effects of TP on the splenic tissue structure and the percentage of Th17/Treg cells were examined. The results showed that the IC50 of TP was19. 6 nmol·L~(-1) in spleen lymphocytes. TP inhibited the secretion of IL-2 and IL-10 and induced the expression of SOCS-1/3 mRNA in spleen lymphocytes at the dosage of 2. 5 and 5 nmol·L~(-1) after 24 h in vitro. Administration of TP at dosage of 500 µg·kg-1 had no significant spleen toxicity in vivo. TP treatment increased the percentage of Th17 cells after 12 h and inhibited the proportion of Treg cells after 12 and 24 h. In conclusion,TP reduced the secretion of IL-2 and IL-10 through SOCS-1/3 signaling pathway,thereby induced the percentage of Th17 cells and inhibited the percentage of Treg cells.


Assuntos
Diterpenos/farmacologia , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Reguladores/citologia , Células Th17/citologia , Animais , Citocinas/metabolismo , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Feminino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Transdução de Sinais , Baço/citologia , Proteína 1 Supressora da Sinalização de Citocina/metabolismo , Proteína 3 Supressora da Sinalização de Citocinas/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3391-3398, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602900

RESUMO

Tumors are major chronic diseases and seriously threaten human health all over the world. How to effectively control and cure tumors is one of the most pivotal problems in the medical field. At present,surgery,radiotherapy and chemotherapy are still the main treatment methods. However,the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy cannot be underestimated. Therefore,it is of great practical significance to find new anti-cancer drugs with low toxicity,high efficiency and targeting to cancer cells. With the increasing incidence of tumor,the anti-tumor effect of traditional Chinese medicine has increasingly become a research hotspot. Triptolide,which is a natural diterpenoid active ingredient derived from of Tripterygium wilfordii,as one of the highly active components,has anti-inflammatory,immunosuppressive,anti-tumor and other multiple effects. A large number of studies have confirmed that it has good anti-tumor activity against various tumors in vivo and in vitro. It can play an anti-tumor role by inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells,inducing apoptosis of cancer cells,inducing autophagy of cancer cells,blocking the cell cycle,inhibiting the migration,invasion and metastasis of cancer cells,reversing multidrug resistance,mediating tumor immunity and inhibiting angiogenesis. On the basis of literatures,this paper reviews the anti-tumor effect and mechanism of triptolide,and analyzes the current situation of triptolide combined with other chemotherapy drugs,in order to promote deep research and better clinical application about triptolide.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Tripterygium/química , Apoptose , Autofagia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Humanos
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3423-3428, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602904

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To investigate the effect of triptolide on cognitive dysfunction in vascular dementia rats and its effect on SIRT1/NF-κB pathway,fifty healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: Sham operation group( Sham group),vascular dementia model group( 2 VO group),triptolide intraperitoneal injection group( TR group),triptolide intraperitoneal injection + EX527 intracerebroventricular administration group( T+E group),EX527 intracerebroventricular administration group( EX527 group). After 4 weeks of modeling,Morris water maze test and object recognition test were used to evaluate the learning and memory ability of rats. The morphological changes of hippocampus in each group were observed in brain tissue. The chemical colorimetry was used to detect the activities of SOD and MDA in hippocampus. IL-6 and TNF-α levels were detected by ELISA. Western blot was used to detect the expression of SIRT1,NF-κB,IκBα and caspase 3 in hippocampus. The results showed that compared with the Sham group,the learning and memory ability of the vascular dementia model rats was reduced,the SOD activity in the hippocampus was decreased,the MDA activity and IL-6 level were increased,the neuronal degeneration changed significantly,the expression of SIRT1 and IκBα was decreased and the expression of caspase 3 and NF-κB was significantly increased. After intervention by triptolide,the level of oxidative stress and the degenerative changes in hippocampus were significantly slowed down. The expression of SIRT1 and IκBα protein was increased and the expression of caspase 3 and NF-κB was significantly decreased. While,after intervention by triptolide and EX527,the expression of SIRT1 was decreased,the levels of oxidative stress and neuronal degeneration in the hippocampus were aggravated,and the learning and memory ability was reduced. The results showed that triptolide could improve cognitive impairment in vascular dementia rats and its mechanism may be related to SIRT1/NF-κB signaling pathway.


Assuntos
Disfunção Cognitiva/tratamento farmacológico , Demência Vascular/tratamento farmacológico , Diterpenos/farmacologia , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Sirtuína 1/metabolismo , Animais , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3429-3434, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602905

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The aim of this paper was to observe the concentration,time and mechanism of autophagy induced by triptolide( TP) in ovarian granulosa cells( OGCs). CCK-8 method was used to compare the inhibitory effects of TP at different concentrations on primary cultured rat OGCs and IC50 was calculated. The effects of TP at different concentrations and time points on the expression of OGCs autophagy factor protein and the cascade of PI3 K/AKT/m TOR pathway were detected by Western blot. The effects of TP,autophagy inducer( brefeldin A) and PI3 K/m TOR inhibitor( NVP-BEZ235) on the expression of PI3 K/AKT/m TOR cascade and autophagy related factor protein were detected by Western blot. The results show that the IC50 of different concentrations of TP on OGCs of rat ovary was14. 65 µmol·L-1,and the minimum inhibitory concentration of TP was 0. 1 µmol·L-1( 100 nmol·L-1). Compared with the control group,the expression levels of beclin1 and LC3Ⅱ in each group were significantly higher than those in the control group( P<0. 05 or P<0. 01). After 12 hours of treatment with TP,brefeldin A and NVP-BEZ235,respectively,compared with the control group,TP could significantly promote the expression level of downstream autophagy effect or molecule beclin1,LC3Ⅱ and inhibit the expression level of LC3Ⅰ,p62 protein( P<0. 05 or P< 0. 01). Moreover,the expression of beclin1 and LC3Ⅱ/LC3Ⅰ in TP group was higher than that in brefeldin A group( P<0. 05 or P<0. 01),and the expression of p62 in TP group was lower than that in brefeldin A group( P<0. 05 or P<0. 01). At the same time,TP could significantly inhibit the expression of p-PI3 K,p-AKT,p-mTOR protein,and the inhibitory effect of TP was better than that of NVP-BEZ235 group. This study suggests that 100 nmol·L-1 TP could induce OGCs autophagy successfully in cultured rat ovary for 12 h; TP may induce OGCs autophagy by inhibiting PI3 k/Akt/m TOR signaling pathway.


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Autofagia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Células da Granulosa/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Apoptose , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Feminino , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Ratos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3448-3453, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602908

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The aim of this paper was to study the influence of triptolide in the immune response pathways of acquired immune deficiency syndrome( AIDS). Target proteins of triptolide and related genes of AIDS were searched in PubChem and Gene databases on line. Molecular networks and canonical pathways comparison analyses were performed by bioinformatics software( IPA). There were 15 targets proteins of triptolide and 258 related genes of AIDS. Close biological relationships of molecules of triptolide and AIDS were established by networks analysis. There were 21 common immune response pathways of triptolide and AIDS,including neuroinflammation signaling pathway,Th1 and Th2 activation pathway and role of pattern recognition receptors in recognition of bacteria and viruses. Triptolide stimulated immune response pathways by the main molecules of IFNγ,JAK2,NOD1,PTGS2,RORC. IFNγ is the focus nodes of triptolide and AIDS,and regulates genes of AIDS directly or indirectly. Triptolide may against AIDS by regulating molecules IFNγ in immune response pathways.


Assuntos
Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/tratamento farmacológico , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Interferon gama/genética , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/imunologia , Biologia Computacional , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Receptores de Reconhecimento de Padrão/imunologia , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T/imunologia
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(16): 3520-3525, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602917

RESUMO

The effect of triptolide( TP) on VEGFA,SDF-1,CXCR4 pathway were investigated in vitro to explore the mechanism in improving platelet activation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis( AS). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells( PBMC) were used for the experiment and divided into 4 groups: normal group( NC),model group( MC),triptolide group( TP),and AMD3100 group. The optimal concentration of TP was measured by the MTT method. The expressions of TNF-α,IL-1ß,IL-4,IL-10,VEGFA and VEGFR were detected by ELISA. The expressions of SDF-1,CXCR4 and VEGFA were detected by real-time quantitative PCR( RT-qPCR).The expressions of SDF-1,CXCR4,VEGFA and VEGFR were detected by Western blot. The expression levels of CD62 p,CD40 L and PDGFA were detected by immunofluorescence. MTT results showed that medium-dose TP had the strongest inhibitory effect on cells at24 h. The results of ELISA and PCR showed that TP inhibited mRNA expressions of IL-1ß,TNF-α,VEGFA,VEGFR and SDF-1,CXCR4 and VEGFA. The results of Western blot indicated that TP inhibited SDF-1,CXCR4 and VEGFA,VEGFR protein expressions; immunofluorescence results indicate that TP can inhibit the expressions of CD62 p,CD40 L,PDGFA. TP may regulate platelet activation by down-regulating SDF-1,CXCR4,VEGFA and VEGFR mRNA expressions,thereby down-regulating IL-1ß and TNF-αexpressions,and up-regulating the expressions of IL-4 and IL-10 cytokines.


Assuntos
Diterpenos/farmacologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Ativação Plaquetária , Espondilite Anquilosante , Células Cultivadas , Quimiocina CXCL12/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Compostos de Epóxi/farmacologia , Compostos Heterocíclicos/farmacologia , Humanos , Receptores CXCR4/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108794, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421115

RESUMO

Acanthoic acid (AA) is a pimaradiene diterpene isolated from Acanthopanax koreanum Nakai (Araliaceae), with anti-inflammatory and hepatic-protective effects. The present study intended to reveal the effect and mechanism of AA on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with lipid accumulation by activating Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and liver X receptors (LXRs) signaling. C57BL/6 mice were received a modified Lieber-DeCarli diet with 71% high-fat (L-D) and treated with AA (20 and 40 mg/kg) or equal volume of saline for 12 weeks. The regulation of AA on lipid accumulation was also detected in pro-steatotic stimulated AML12 cells with palmitic acid (PA). When L-D diet-fed mice were treated with AA, loss in body weight, liver index, and liver lipid droplet were observed along with reduced triglyceride (TG) and serum transaminase. Furthermore, AA decreased sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP-1) and target genes expression, regulated PPARα and PPARγ expressions, ameliorated hepatic fibrosis markers, enhanced hepatic FXR and LXR, and regulated AMPK-LKB1 and SIRT1 signaling pathway. Moreover, AA attenuated lipid accumulation via FXR and LXR activation in steatotic AML-12 cells, which was confirmed by guggulsterones (FXR antagonist) or GW3965 (LXR agonist). Activation of FXR and LXR signaling caused by AA might increase AMPK-SIRT1 signaling and then contribute to modulating lipid accumulation and fatty acid synthesis, which suggested that activated FXR-LXR axis by AA represented an effective strategy for relieving NAFLD.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Diterpenos/química , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores X do Fígado/agonistas , Receptores X do Fígado/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , PPAR alfa/genética , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Ácido Palmítico/farmacologia , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/genética , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Chem Biodivers ; 16(10): e1900398, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31456316

RESUMO

Phytotoxic natural products with either unique or various structures are one of the most abundant sources for the discovery of potential allelochemicals, natural herbicides, and plant growth regulators. Phytotoxic diterpenoids, a relatively large class of natural products, play an important role in the plant-plant or plant-microorganism interactions. This article argues that the phytotoxic diterpenoids isolated from the plants and microorganisms can either inhibit the seed germination and the growth of plant seedlings or lead to some disease symptoms on the tested plant tissues and plant seedlings.


Assuntos
Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Plantas/química , Plântula/efeitos dos fármacos , Produtos Biológicos/química , Produtos Biológicos/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/química , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas/microbiologia
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Chem Biodivers ; 16(10): e1900443, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468670

RESUMO

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a disease of the blood stem cells that features the oncoprotein Bcr-Abl. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are used to treat CML patients, but these have limited efficacy due to the emergence of resistance via genetic mutation. Kamebakaurin is an ent-kaurane diterpenoid that has been isolated from Rabdosia excisa (Maxim.) H.Hara. Herein, we investigate the potential of kamebakaurin as a chemotherapy reagent for the treatment of CML. We conducted in vitro and in vivo biological experiments and found that kamebakaurin potently inhibits cell proliferation, mainly by enhancing cell apoptosis and down-regulating Bcr-Abl protein levels. In addition, kamebakaurin was found to inhibit tumor growth and has no side effects on five internal organs for in vivo experiment. These results suggest that kamebakaurin is a potential anticancer agent and is a key compound for further investigations.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/antagonistas & inibidores , Isodon/química , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Diterpenos/química , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/metabolismo , Humanos , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/metabolismo , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Conformação Molecular , Neoplasias Experimentais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Experimentais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Experimentais/patologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Phytochemistry ; 166: 112064, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31325614

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Seven previously undescribed polycyclic diterpenoids, euphonoids A-G, including four ent-abietanes, two ent-atisanes, and one ent-kaurene, along with 26 known analogues were isolated from the roots of Euphorbia fischeriana. The structures of the undescribed compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis, ECD calculations, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Besides, the structure of a previously reported ent-abietane diterpenoid, fischeriabietane A, was revised. All the isolates were screened for the cytotoxicities against five cancer cell lines. Euphonoid A, fischeriabietane A, 11-oxo-ebracteolatanolide B, caudicifolin, jolkinolide B, and methyl-8,11-3-dihydroxy-12-oxo-ent-abietadi-13,15(17)-ene-16-oate showed significant inhibitory activities against human prostate cancer C4-2B and C4-2B/ENZR cell lines, with IC50 values being less than 10 µM. The brief structure-activity relationships (SARs) of these diterpenoids were also discussed.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Diterpenos/química , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Euphorbia/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104263, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31295512

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Chemical examination of the gum-resin of Boswellia carterii resulted in the isolation and characterization of eighteen new cembrane-type diterpenoids, named as Boscartins P-AG (1-18) and eight known ones. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive spectroscopic (2D NMR, IR, CD, MS and X-ray) analysis in combination with modified Mosher's method. All compounds featured unusual 1,12-oxygenated tetrahydrofuran functionalities, and were evaluated for hepatoprotective activity against D-galactosamine-induced HL-7702 cell damage and cytotoxic activity against MCF-7 human breast cancer cell in vitro. Compounds 1, 6-10, 12-13, 16-17 and 21-25 (10 µM) showed some hepatoprotective activity against D-galactosamine-induced HL-7702 cell damage.


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Boswellia/química , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Resinas Vegetais/química , Linhagem Celular , China , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104265, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302252

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The aromatic plants of Vitex negundo var. heterophylla are not only herb medicine but also a functional food and an industrial crop. Its leaves can be used as a functional food for improving human's health, but the previous studies mainly focused on the volatile constituents, lignans, and iridoids. Our research led to the isolation of four new terpenoids (1-4), together with fifteen known compounds including seven flavonoids (9-15), two jasmonates (7-8) and six terpenoids (5-6, 16-19) from the leaves. Among all these compounds, 1, 2, 11, and 19 exhibited strong inhibitory activity against NO production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW264.7 macrophage. The anti-inflammatory mechanism of the most active compound (2) is related to the inhibition of iNOS and COX-2, and the suppression of NF-κB pathway. Therefore, terpenoids and flavonoids from the leaves of Vitex negundo var. heterophylla might be used as potential anti-inflammatory candidates for developing medicine or value-added functional food.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Norisoprenoides/farmacologia , Vitex/química , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/isolamento & purificação , China , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Norisoprenoides/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Folhas de Planta/química , Células RAW 264.7
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Chem Biodivers ; 16(8): e1900317, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31264344

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Four new diterpenoids named cuceolatins A-D, including three labdane-type (1-3) and one abietane-type (4) as well as three known labdane analogs (5-7), were reported from the leaves of Cunninghamia lanceolata. Structural assignments for these compounds were conducted by analyses of spectroscopic data, and their absolute configurations were determined by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) based electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations. Among them, the abietane-type diterpenoid (11-hydroxy-12-methoxyabieta-8,11,13-trien-3-one (4)) showed significant cytotoxicity against human MDA-MB-231, MCF-7, and HeLa tumor cell lines with IC50 measurements of 4.3, 2.8 and 4.5 µm, respectively, while the labdane-type diterpenoids with a 4α-carboxy group (1-3 and 5) exhibited moderate antibacterial activity towards Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus with IC50 values all below 25 µm.


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Cunninghamia/química , Diterpenos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Bacillus subtilis/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dicroísmo Circular , Cunninghamia/metabolismo , Teoria da Densidade Funcional , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Diterpenos de Abietano/química , Diterpenos de Abietano/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos de Abietano/farmacologia , Humanos , Conformação Molecular , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 232: 116644, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31301418

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AIMS: (5R)-5-hydroxytriptolide (LLDT-8) is a triptolide analog with excellent capability against cancers, cerebral ischemic injury and rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we discovered its hepatoprotective effects in a mouse model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by ameliorating liver lipid accumulation. MAIN METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were fed with a high-fat/high-fructose (HFHFr) diet for 29 weeks to induce the pathological phenomena of NAFLD. Then the mice were treated with LLDT-8 (0.5mg/kg and 1mg/kg) or Vehicle for 8 weeks. Finally, the serum biochemical indexes, liver histological features, fatty acids (FAs) profile and related gene expression in liver were detected to investigate the effect of LLDT-8 on lipid accumulation and its possible mechanism. KEY FINDINGS: LLDT-8 treatment significantly inhibited hepatic injury featured by the decrease of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST), the lessening of hepatic ballooning and macrovesicular steatosis. Moreover, LLDT-8 could downregulate the expression of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1), which further led to the lower ratios of C16:1/C16:0 and C18:1/C18:0 and thus inhibited lipid synthesis. LLDT-8 treatment also could upregulate liver peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a (Cpt1a), peroxisomal acyl-CoA oxidase 1 (Acox1), long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (Acadl) and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (Acadm) expression levels involved in fatty acids oxidation (FAO) and markedly promoted lipolysis. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results provide a novel application of LLDT-8 in improving NAFLD.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Frutose/administração & dosagem , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Oxirredução , PPAR alfa/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116678, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31344429

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AIMS: In this work, it was sought to determine if there was synergism between doxorubicin (DOX), a well-known antineoplastic, and sclareol (SC), a diterpene from natural origin, in breast cancer treatment. Moreover, it was investigated if their co-loading in the same nanocarrier would result in a gain of activity and/or a toxicity diminishment. MAIN METHODS: The synergism of the DOX:SC combination was evaluated in MDA-MB-231 and 4T1 cells. A nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) co-encapsulating DOX and SC in their synergistic molar ratio was prepared and characterised, in terms of mean diameter, zeta potential, DOX encapsulation efficiency, small angle X-ray scattering, differential scanning calorimetry, and polarised light microscopy for further intravenous administration. The anticancer activity of the combination, free and encapsulated, was evaluated in 4T1-tumour bearing mice. KEY FINDINGS: It was determined that DOX:SC combination at the molar ratio 1:1.9 presents better synergistic anticancer activity than the molar ratio 1:7.5 in vitro. DOX:SC-loaded NLC (NLC-DOX-SC) improved in vitro cytotoxic and in vivo antitumour activity compared to free DOX. Although NLC-DOX-SC and free DOX:SC, at the synergistic molar ratio, showed similar activity in the in vivo study, the free combination provoked body weight loss, behaviour alterations and haematological toxicity in the animals, while this was not observed for NLC-DOX-SC. SIGNIFICANCE: This work shows that SC and DOX present synergistic anticancer activity for breast cancer treatment whereas NLC-DOX-SC was a feasible alternative to attain the benefits posed by DOX:SC combination but with none to fewer side effects.


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Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Portadores de Fármacos , Lipídeos/química , Nanoestruturas/química , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104259, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319108

RESUMO

The cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a key enzyme in the synthesis of prostaglandins, its inhibitors are effective for the treatment of inflammation. In this study, an analytical method based on bio-affinity ultrafiltration coupled with ultra performance liquid chromatography and quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (BAUF-UPLC-Q-TOF-MS) was established for rapidly screening and identifying COX-2 ligands. Meanwhile, the specificity of the method was verified by denatured COX-2 and inactive compound. Next, the biological activity of ligands screened was proved by enzyme inhibition assay. The preferred binding modes for these COX-2 inhibitors were then determined by molecular docking. Finally, network pharmacology was used to explore the pathways involved anti-inflammatory effects. As a result, five COX-2 inhibitors were selected in the extract of Andrographis Herba (AH), including andrographolide (1), 14-deoxy-11,12-didehydroandrographiside (2), andrographidine E (3), andrographidine D (4), and deoxyandrographolide (5). Among them, compounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 were reported to have COX-2 inhibitory activity for the first time. The result of COX-2 inhibition assay showed that compound 3 had an IC50 of 19 µM, compounds 2 and 5 had an IC50 of >200 µM. And each ligand could bind to multiple amino acid residues of COX-2 based on molecular docking. At last, combined with network pharmacology, these ligands could exert anti-inflammatory effects through three pathways related to COX-2, arachidonic acid metabolism, synthesis of prostaglandins, and prostanoid ligand receptors. The method established in the study could be used to rapidly screen other enzyme inhibitors in complex mixtures, and help to understand the mechanism of action.


Assuntos
Andrographis/química , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Inibidores Enzimáticos/isolamento & purificação , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Humanos , Inflamação , Espectrometria de Massas , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Ultrafiltração
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Phytochemistry ; 165: 112048, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31229789

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For the first time, the pigment composition of basidiocarps from the Chilean mushroom Cortinarius pyromyxa was studied under various aspects like phylogeny, chemistry and antibiotic activity. A molecular biological study supports the monotypic position of C. pyromyxa in subgenus Myxacium, genus Cortinarius. Four undescribed diterpenoids, named pyromyxones A-D, were isolated from fruiting bodies of C. pyromyxa. Their chemical structures were elucidated based on comprehensive one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic analysis, ESI-HRMS measurements, as well as X-ray crystallography. In addition, the absolute configurations of pyromyxones A-D were established with the aid of JH,H, NOESY spectra and quantum chemical CD calculation. The pyromyxones A-D possess the undescribed nor-guanacastane skeleton. Tested pyromyxones A, B, and D exhibit only weak activity against gram-positive Bacillus subtilis and gram-negative Aliivibrio fischeri as well as the phytopathogenic fungi Botrytis cinerea, Septoria tritici and Phytophthora infestans.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Cortinarius/química , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Pigmentos Biológicos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/isolamento & purificação , Cristalografia por Raios X , Diterpenos/química , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Filogenia , Pigmentos Biológicos/química , Pigmentos Biológicos/isolamento & purificação , Teoria Quântica
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104243, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31226283

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Two new sesquiterpenoids, leptosphins A (1) and B (2), and a new cyclopiane diterpene, leptosphin C (3), along with four known diterpenes (4-7) were isolated from the solid fermentation cultures of an endophytic fungus Leptosphaeria sp. XL026 isolated from the leaves of Panax notoginseng. Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (data). Compound 1 represents the first sulfur-containing eremophilane sesquiterpene. Compounds 5 and 7 displayed medium antifungal activity against Rhizoctonia cerealis, as well as 6 against Verticillium dahliae Kleb with an MIC value of 12.5 µg/mL. Furthermore, compounds 2, 5, 6 and 7 showed medium antibacterial activity against Bacillus cereus with MIC values of 12.5-6.25 µg/mL, as well as 6 also against Pseudomonas aeruginosa with an MIC value of 12.5 µg/mL.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Ascomicetos/química , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Panax notoginseng/microbiologia , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/isolamento & purificação , Antifúngicos/isolamento & purificação , China , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Estrutura Molecular , Folhas de Planta/microbiologia , Sesquiterpenos/isolamento & purificação
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Life Sci ; 232: 116610, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31254584

RESUMO

AIMS: The aim of this study was the characterization of the in vitro cytotoxic properties of a recently isolated diterpene compound, 7ß-acetoxy-20-hydroxy-19,20-epoxyroyleanone (compound 1), extracted from Salvia corrugata, versus human cell lines. MAIN METHODS: We used as model study immortalized breast epithelial cells MCF10A and two ERBB2+ breast cancer (BCa) cell lines, SKBR-3 and BT474. Compound 1 was isolated by methanolic extraction from regenerated shoots of Salvia corrugata Vahl, and purified by high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). Flow cytometry (FCM) was employed for cell cycle, apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) analysis. Cell morphology was assessed by immunofluorescence and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). KEY FINDINGS: Compound 1 inhibited cell survival of all breast cell lines. In particular, compound 1 promoted cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase and apoptosis along with impairment of the mitochondrial function, which was reflected in a gross alteration of the mitochondrial network structure. Furthermore, we also detected a potent activation of the ERK1/2 kinase, which suggested the induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Partial rescue of survival obtained with n-acetylcysteine (NAC) when coadminstered with compound 1 further supported a contribution of ROS mediated mechanisms to the growth-arrest and proapoptotic activity of compound 1 in both BCa cell lines. ROS production was indeed confirmed in SKBR-3. SIGNIFICANCE: Our findings show that compound 1 has a cytotoxic activity against both human normal and cancer cell lines derived from breast epithelia, which is mediated by ROS generation and mitochondrial damage.


Assuntos
Mama/efeitos dos fármacos , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Mama/citologia , Mama/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Divisão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fase de Repouso do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos
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Eur J Med Chem ; 176: 513-533, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151068

RESUMO

From times immemorial, natural products have played an important role in the management of human health. Andrographis paniculata, belonging to the family Acanthaceae and its constituents are reported to possess a wide range of biological properties such as anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-malarial, anti-hepatitis, anti-HIV, anti-atherosclerosis, hepatoprotective, FXR antagonist, and α-glucosidase inhibition. Andrographolide (1), is identified as the major bioactive constituent of the plant. Promising biological properties of the major constituent Andrographolide (1) along with structural amenability for facile semi-synthetic modifications have led to the generation of structurally diverse bioactive labdane diterpenes by several research groups. The promising biological activities exhibited by these semi-synthetic derivatives have further kindled interest and the continued research is evidenced through publications, patents and could possibly lead to the development of Andrographolide based medicines in future. The present review aims at compiling and discussing various semi-synthetic derivatives of Andrographolide in relation to their biological properties and their mechanisms of action.


Assuntos
Diterpenos/farmacologia , Andrographis/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/isolamento & purificação , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Diterpenos/síntese química , Diterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Diterpenos/farmacocinética , Humanos
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