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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(41): 11428-11435, 2019 Oct 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31589037

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Diosgenin and diosgenyl saponins as the major bioactive compounds isolated from dietary fenugreek seeds, yam roots, etc. possessed strong antitumor effects. To understand their detailed antitumor mechanisms, a fluorophore-appended derivative of diosgenin [Glc/CNHphth-diosgenin (GND)] was synthesized, starting from diosgenin and glucosamine hydrochloride in overall yields of 7-12% over 7-10 steps. Co-localization of GND with organelle-specific stains, transmission electron microscopy, and relative protein analyses demonstrated that GND crossed the plasma membrane through organic anion-transporting polypeptide 1B1 and distributed in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), lysosome, and mitochondria. In this process, GND induced ER swelling, mitochondrial damage, and autophagosome and upregulating IRE-1α to induce autophagy and apoptosis. Furthermore, autophagy inhibitor chloroquine delayed the appearance of cleaved poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase and inhibited cleaved caspase 8, which indicated that GND induced autophagy to activate caspase-8-dependent apoptosis. These observations suggested that diosgenyl saponin was a potent anticancer agent that elicited ER stress and mitochondria-mediated apoptotic pathways in liver cancer.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Saponinas/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/genética , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos/genética , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(14): 2966-2971, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602841

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To study the effects of saikosaponin b2( SS-b2) on inflammatory factors and energy metabolism against lipopolysaccharide/galactosamine( LPS/Gal N) induced acute liver injury in mice. Mice were randomly divided into normal group( equal amount of normal saline),model group( 100 g·kg~(-1) LPS and 400 mg·kg~(-1) Gal N),low,medium,high dose group of SS-b2( SS-b25,10,20 mg·kg~(-1)·d-1) and positive control group( dexamethasone,10 mg·kg~(-1)). All of the groups except for the normal group were treated with LPS/Gal N though intraperitoneally injection to establish the acute liver injury model. The organ indexes were calculated. The levels of serum transaminases( ALT and AST) and the activities of ATPase( Na+-K+-ATPase,Ca2+-Mg2+-ATPase) in liver were detected. The activity of tumor necrosis factor-α( TNF-α),interleukin-1ß( IL-1ß) and interleukin-6( IL-6) were determined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay( ELISA). The contents of lactate dehydrogenase( LDH) in liver were determined by micro-enzyme method. HE staining was used to observe the histopathological changes of the liver. Histochemical method was used to investigate the protein expression of liver lactate dehydrogenase-A( LDH-A). The protein expressions of Sirt-6 and NF-κB in the liver were detected by Western blot. According to the results,compared with the model group,there were significant changes in organ indexes in the high-dose group of SS-b2( P<0. 05). The level of ALT,AST,TNF-α,IL-1ß,IL-6 and the activities of LDH in serum of mice with liver injury were significantly reduced in the medium and high dose groups of SS-b2( P<0. 01). With the increase of the concentration of SS-b2,the range of hepatic lesions and the damage in mice decreased. The activities of Na+-K+-ATPase and Ca2+-Mg2+-ATPase in liver of mice were significantly enhanced in each dose group( P<0. 01). The expression of NF-κB in liver tissues was significantly down-regulated in the medium and high dose group( P<0. 01). Meanwhile,the expression of Sirt-6 protein in the liver of mice with acute liver injury was significantly increased in each dose group( P<0. 01).In summary,SS-b2 has a significant protective effect on LPS/Gal N-induced acute liver injury in mice,which may be related to the down-regulation of NF-κB protein expression and up-regulation of Sirt-6 protein expression to improve inflammatory injury and energy metabolism.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/tratamento farmacológico , Metabolismo Energético , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Oleanólico/análogos & derivados , Saponinas/farmacologia , Animais , Citocinas/metabolismo , Galactosamina , Lipopolissacarídeos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Ácido Oleanólico/farmacologia , Distribuição Aleatória , Sirtuínas/metabolismo
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Acta Cir Bras ; 34(7): e201900708, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31531541

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PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of astragaloside IV (As-IV) on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats and reltaed mechanisms. METHODS: Sixty rats were randomly divided into sham-operated, control I/R and 2.5, 5 and 10 mg/kg As-IV groups, 12 rats in each group. The later three groups were intragastrically administered with As-IV for 7 days, with a dose of 2.5, 5 and 10 mg/kg, respectively. The myocardial I/R injury model was constructed in later four groups. At the end of reperfusion, the cardiac function indexes, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) levels, heart weight (HW)/body weight (BW) ratio and infarct size, and expressions of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase/serine-threonine protein kinase (PI3K/AKT) and glycogen synthase kinase-3ß (GSK-3ß) proteins and the phosphorylated forms (p-AKT, p-GSK-3ß) were determined. RESULTS: Compared with control I/R group, in 5 and 10 mg/kg As-IV groups the left ventricular systolic pressure, fractional shortening and ejection fraction were increased, the left ventricular end-diastolic pressure was decreased, the serum LDH and CK levels were decreased, the HW/BW ratio and myocardial infarct size were decreased, and the p-Akt/Akt ratio and p-GSK-3ß/GSK-3ß ratio were increased (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: As-IV can alleviate the myocardial I/R injury in rats through regulating PI3K/AKT/GSK-3ß signaling pathways.


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Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Masculino , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/tratamento farmacológico , Fosforilação , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(7): 595-600, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537243

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Objective To observe the effect of esculentoside A (EsA) on Th17 cell-related factors in psoriasis-like mouse model. Methods A total of 48 female BALB/c mice were randomly divided into blank control group, model group, Tuiyin decoction group [66.60 g/(kg.d)], low-, middle- and high-dose groups of EsA [5, 10, 20 mg/(kg.d), respectively], 8 mice in each group. Psoriasis mouse model was induced by imiquimod. Pathological changes of skin lesions in mice were assessed by psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) and HE staining. ELISA was used to detect the changes of interleukin-17 (IL-17), IL-22, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). Results Compared with the model group, the skin lesions, pathological changes and PASI scores were improved after the treatments with either Tuiyin decoction or EsA, among which the PASI score of Tuiyin decoction group and high-dose group of EsA decreased significantly. The expression of Th17 cell-related factors of the model group was obviously higher than that of the blank control group. Each treated group had obviously lower expression than the model group, and the expression of IL-6 of high-dose group of EsA was close to the blank control group. Conclusion EsA may improve the skin lesions of the psoriasis-like mice by down-regulating the expression of Th17 cell-related cytokines.


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Dermatite/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Oleanólico/análogos & derivados , Psoríase/tratamento farmacológico , Saponinas/farmacologia , Células Th17/imunologia , Animais , Citocinas/imunologia , Dermatite/imunologia , Feminino , Imiquimode , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Ácido Oleanólico/farmacologia , Psoríase/induzido quimicamente , Distribuição Aleatória , Pele/imunologia , Pele/patologia
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(6): 526-532, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292057

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Objective To investigate the effect and mechanism of Trillium saponins on the invasion and migration of HuH-7 cells regulated by human ß-defensin 2 (HBD-2). Methods HuH-7 cells were treated with 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0 mg/L Trillium saponins. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. TranswellTM chamber was used to measure cell invasion and migration. The levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2), HBD-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) were detected by Western blot analysis. HBD-2 small interfering RNA (siRNA) was transfected into HuH-7 cells. The interference effect of Trillium saponins treatment was verified by real-time quantitative PCR and Western blot analysis, and TranswellTM assay was used to detect cell invasion and migration. Results Except that 0.5 mg/L Trillium saponins had no effect on the proliferation of HuH-7 cells, the proliferation of HuH-7 cells was inhibited by all other doses of Trillium saponins. (0.5, 1.0) mg/L of Trillium saponins down-regulated the levels of MMP2 and MMP9 proteins, increased the level of HBD-2 protein and inhibited cell invasion, migration. HBD-2 siRNA transfection significantly reduced the level of HBD-2 in HuH-7 cells. Down-regulation of HBD-2 increased the invasive, migratory ability and increased the levels of MMP2 and MMP9 proteins in HuH-7 cells treated with Trillium saponins. Conclusion Trillium saponins can inhibit the invasion and migration of HuH-7 cells by promoting the expression of HBD-2.


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Invasividade Neoplásica , Saponinas/farmacologia , Trillium/química , beta-Defensinas/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(13): 2662-2666, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359674

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Bupleuri Radix has both liver protection and hepatotoxicity. Saponins are the main pharmacodynamic and toxic components of Bupleuri Radix. Based on zebrafish physical model and the model of alcoholic fatty liver( AFL) pathology,the liver toxic and protective effect of saikosaponin a( SSa) were assessed. The results indicated that 1. 77 µmol·L-1 SSa showed protective effect to AFL zebrafish. 5. 30 µmol·L-1 SSa was hepatotoxic to healthy zebrafish,but it showed protective effect to AFL zebrafish. 5. 62 µmol·L-1 SSa was hepatotoxic to healthy and AFL zebrafish. This study is benefit for clinical safety of saikosaponin a.


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Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas , Fígado Gorduroso Alcoólico/tratamento farmacológico , Ácido Oleanólico/análogos & derivados , Saponinas/farmacologia , Saponinas/toxicidade , Animais , Ácido Oleanólico/farmacologia , Ácido Oleanólico/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104264, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299275

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Five undescribed triterpene-type saponins, parkibicolorosides A-E, a cassane-type diterpene, and a known trimethoxy benzene glucoside were isolated from the roots of Parkia bicolor A. Chev. Their structures were elucidated by different spectroscopic methods including 1D- and 2D-NMR experiments as well as HR-ESI-MS analysis. Their cytotoxic activity against the chronic myeloid leukemia (K562) cell line was evaluated. The monosaccharides saponins exhibited a moderate antiproliferative activity with IC50 ranging from 48.49 ±â€¯0.16 to 81.66 ±â€¯0.17 µM.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Fabaceae/química , Raízes de Plantas/química , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Costa do Marfim , Humanos , Células K562 , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Saponinas/isolamento & purificação , Triterpenos/isolamento & purificação
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(11): 2331-2337, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359660

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Astragaloside Ⅳ(AS-Ⅳ) has protective effects against ischemia-reperfusion injury(IRI), but its mechanism of action has not yet been determined. This study aims to investigate the protective effects and mechanism of AS-Ⅳ on H9c2 cardiomyocyte injury induced by hypoxia-reoxygenation(H/R). The H/R model of myocardial cells was established by hypoxic culture for 12 hours and then reoxygenation culture for 8 hours. After AS-Ⅳ treatment, cell viability, the reactive oxygen species(ROS) levels, as well as the content or activity of superoxide dismutase(SOD), malondialdehyde(MDA), interleukin 6(IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor alpha(TNF-α), were measured to evaluate the effect of AS-Ⅳ treatment. The effect of AS-Ⅳ on HO-1 protein expression and nuclear Nrf2 and Bach1 protein expression was determined by Western blot. Finally, siRNA was used to knock down HO-1 gene expression to observe its reversal effect on AS-Ⅳ intervention. The results showed that as compared with the H/R model group, the cell viability was significantly increased(P<0.01), ROS level in the cells, MDA, hs-CRP and TNF-α in cell supernatant and nuclear protein Bach1 expression in the cells were significantly decreased(P<0.01), while SOD content, HO-1 protein expression in cells and expression of nuclear protein Nrf2 were significantly increased(P<0.01) in H/R+AS-Ⅳ group. However, pre-transfection of HO-1 siRNA into H9c2 cells by liposome could partly reverse the above effects of AS-Ⅳ after knocking down the expression of HO-1. This study suggests that AS-Ⅳ has significant protective effect on H/R injury of H9c2 cardiomyocytes, and Nrf2/Bach1/HO-1 signaling pathway may be a key signaling pathway for the effect.


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Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Saponinas/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Células Cultivadas , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Humanos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116662, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31323271

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AIMS: Vascular endothelial cells act as a selective barrier between circulating blood and vessel wall and play an important role in the occurrence and development of cardiovascular diseases. Astragaloside IV (As-IV) has a protective effect on vascular endothelial cells, but its underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study is aimed at investigating the effect of As-IV on endothelial dysfunction (ED). METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) were injected intraperitoneally with 65 mg/kg streptozotocin (STZ) to induce diabetes and then administered orally with As-IV (40, 80 mg/kg) for 8 weeks. Vascular function was evaluated by vascular reactivity in vivo and in vitro. The expression of calpain-1 and eNOS in the aorta of diabetic rats was examined by western blot. NO production was measured using nitrate reductase method. Oxidative stress was determined by measuring SOD, GSH-px and ROS. RESULTS: Our results showed that As-IV administration significantly improved diabetes associated ED in vivo, and both NAC (an antioxidant) and MDL-28170 (calpain-1 inhibitor) significantly attenuated hyperglycemia-induced ED in vitro. Meanwhile, pretreatment with the inhibitor l-NAME nearly abolished vasodilation to ACh in all groups of rats. Furthermore, As-IV increased NO production and the expression of eNOS in the thoracic aorta of diabetic rats. In addition, the levels of ROS were significantly increased, and the activity of SOD and GSH-px were decreased in diabetic rats, while As-IV administration reversed this change in a concentration-dependent manner. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that As-IV improves endothelial dysfunction in thoracic aortas from diabetic rats by reducing oxidative stress and calpain-1.


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Calpaína/metabolismo , Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hiperglicemia/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Animais , Aorta Torácica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aorta Torácica/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Inibidores de Cisteína Proteinase/farmacologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Dipeptídeos/farmacologia , Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Endotélio Vascular/patologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Hiperglicemia/metabolismo , Masculino , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Estreptozocina , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(9): 1876-1881, 2019 May.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31342716

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This study is aimed to investigate the intervention effect and possible mechanism of ophiopogonin D( OPD) in protecting cardiomyocytes against ophiopogonin D'( OPD')-induced injury,and provide reference for further research on toxicity difference of saponins from ophiopogonins. CCK-8 assay was used to evaluate the effect of OPD and OPD' on cell viability. The effect of OPD on OPD'-induced cell apoptosis was measured by flow cytometry. Morphologies of endoplasmic reticulum were observed by endoplasmic reticulum fluorescent probe. PERK,ATF-4,Bip and CHOP mRNA levels were detected by Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction( PCR) analysis. ATF-4,phosphorylated PERK and e IF2α protein levels were detected by Western blot assay. RESULTS:: showed that treatment with OPD'( 6 µmol·L-1) significantly increased the rate of apoptosis; expressions of endoplasmic reticulum stress related genes were increased. The morphology of the endoplasmic reticulum was changed. In addition,different concentrations of OPD could partially reverse the myocardial cell injury caused by OPD'. The experimental results showed that OPD'-induced myocardial toxicity may be associated with the endoplasmic reticulum stress,and OPD may modulate the expression of CYP2 J3 to relieve the endoplasmic reticulum stress caused by OPD'.


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Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Saponinas/farmacologia , Espirostanos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Cardiotônicos/farmacologia , Células Cultivadas , Humanos
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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 18(4): 347-358, jul. 2019. ilus
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008172

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Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae), commonly known as Sapodilla, is widely known for its delicious fruit. Various parts of this plant are also used in folk medicine to treat a number of conditions including fever, pain, diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhage and ulcers. Scientific studies have demonstrated analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cytotoxic, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anti-hypercholesteremic, antihyperglycemic and hepatoprotective activities in several parts of the plant. Phytochemical studies have revealed the presence of phenolic compounds including protocatechuic acid quercitrin, myricitrin, catechin, gallic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, syringic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid, etc. as main constituents of the plant. Several fatty acids, carotenoids, triterpenes, sterols, hydrocarbons and phenylethanoid compounds have also been isolated from M. zapota. The present review is a comprehensive description focused on pharmacological activities and phytochemical constituents of M. zapota.


Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae), comúnmente conocida como Sapodilla, es ampliamente conocida por su delicioso fruto. Variadas partes de esta planta se usan en medicina popular para tratar una serie de afecciones, como fiebre, dolor, diarrea, disentería, hemorragia y úlceras. Estudios científicos han demostrado actividad analgésica, antiinflamatoria, antioxidante, citotóxica, antimicrobiana, antidiarreica, antihipercolesterolémica, antihiperglucémica y hepatoprotectora en diferentes partes de la planta. Los estudios fitoquímicos han revelado la presencia de compuestos fenólicos que incluyen ácido protocatechúico, quercitrina, miricitrina, catequina, ácido galico, ácido vanílico, ácido cafeico, ácido sirínico, ácido cumárico, ácido fúnico y ácido ferúlico como componentes principales de la planta. Varios ácidos grasos, carotenoides, triterpenos, esteroles, hidrocarburos y compuestos feniletanoides también han sido aislados de M. zapota. La presente revisión es una descripción exhaustiva centrada en las actividades farmacológicas y los constituyentes fitoquímicos de M. zapota.


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Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Manilkara/química , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Fenóis/farmacologia , Saponinas/isolamento & purificação , Saponinas/farmacologia , Esteróis/isolamento & purificação , Esteróis/farmacologia , Triterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Carotenoides/isolamento & purificação , Carotenoides/farmacologia , Sapotaceae/química , Compostos Fenólicos/análise , Medicina Tradicional
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110537, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150782

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Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) is an important immune checkpoint for cancer immunotherapy in clinic. In this study, we reported that platycodin D, a natural product isolated from an edible and medicinal plant Platycodon grandiflorus (Jacq.) A. DC., down-regulated the protein level of PD-L1 in lung cancer cells. Flow cytometry and immunofluorescence assay showed a weaker surface PD-L1 signal in NCI-H1975 cells after the incubation with platycodin D (10 µM) for 15 min compared to the control group. Jurkat T cells showed enhancive interleukin-2 secretion when co-cultured with platycodin D-treated NCI-H1975 cells, suggesting that platycodin D-induced PD-L1 reduction increases the activation of Jurkat T cells. An augmentation of PD-L1 protein was detected in the cell culture medium from platycodin D treatment group. Chlorpromazine (60 µM) almost abolished the platycodin D-mediated PD-L1 extracellular release and restored the membrane PD-L1. Finally, hemolysis assay exhibited that platycodin D-triggered PD-L1 extracellular release was independent of the hemolytic mechanism. Taken together, our study demonstrates that platycodin D reduces the protein level of PD-L1 in lung cancer cells via triggering its release into the cell culture medium, which sheds new light for the application of natural products in cancer immunotherapy.


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Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Clorpromazina/farmacologia , Humanos , Interleucina-2/metabolismo , Células Jurkat , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 122, 2019 Jun 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31182089

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BACKGROUD: The regenerative capacity of the liver is crucial for the host to survive after serious hepatic injuries, tumor resection, or living donor liver transplantation. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) have been reported to exert protective effects during organ injuries. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of PNS on liver regeneration(LR) and on injuries induced by partial hepatectomy (PH). METHODS: We performed 70% partial PH on C57BL/6 J mice treated with or without PNS. LR was estimated by liver weight/body weight, serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels and cell proliferation, and the related cellular signals were analyzed by Western blot. RESULTS: Different concentrations of PNS promoted hepatocyte proliferation in vitro. Mice in the PNS group showed higher liver/body weight ratios at 2 d and 7 d (P < 0.05) after PH and lower levels of serum ALT and AST (P < 0.05) compared to those of mice in the normal control (NC) group. Histological analysis showed that the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen(PCNA) at 2 d and 7 d after PH was significantly higher in the PNS group than in the NC group (P < 0.05). Mechanistically, the AKT/mTOR cell proliferation pathway and AKT/Bad cell survival pathway were activated by PNS, which accelerated hepatocyte proliferation and inhibited apoptosis (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: PNS promoted liver regeneration through activation of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and upregulated the AKT/Bad cell pathways in mice.


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Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Regeneração Hepática/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax notoginseng , Saponinas/farmacologia , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Fitoterapia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteína de Morte Celular Associada a bcl/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 309: 108723, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228469

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Ischemic preconditioning and pharmacological preconditioning are common strategies to prevent lethal myocardial injury, especially nutritional preconditioning (NPC). In this study, we investigated the effects of astragaloside IV (Ast), as an NPC agent, on myocardium suffered anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) injury. Rats received 5 mg/kg Ast daily for 3 weeks by intragastric administration. Then, hearts were harvested and underwent A/R treatment using a Langendorff apparatus. Ast- pretreatment significantly promoted functional recovery of the myocardium, reduced infarct size, and oxidative stress, and decreased the apoptotic index. Similar findings were demonstrated in H9c2 cardiomyocytes that were pretreated with Ast for 24 h. Moreover, Ast-pretreatment significantly upregulated Bcl-2 expression, especially in mitochondria. The effects of Ast treatment against A/R injury were also reflected by increased antioxidant potential, inhibited reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst, increased oxygen consumption rate, maintained mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), inhibited mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening, and prevented apoptosis. Selective inhibition of Bcl-2 by ABT-737 decreased myocardial injury protection of Ast. Ast-pretreatment resulted in NPC- related effects against A/R, and mitochondria may be the target of a cascade of events elicited by upregulating Bcl-2 expression, promoting translocation of Bcl-2 into mitochondria, maintaining MMP, inhibiting ROS bursts, thereby leading to recovery of mitochondrial respiration, preventing mPTP opening, decreasing cytochrome C release, preventing apoptosis, and ultimately alleviating myocardial injury.


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Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Bifenilo/farmacologia , Compostos de Bifenilo/uso terapêutico , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Nitrofenóis/farmacologia , Nitrofenóis/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(3): 424-430, 2019 Jun 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31218333

RESUMO

The present study was aimed to investigate the protective effect and anti-inflammation mechanism of astragaloside IV (AST-IV) on cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury. Following the establishment of cerebral ischemia and reperfusion model in rats by modified suture method, neurological deficit scores and cerebral infarct volume were used to evaluate the pharmacological effect of AST-IV against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. Western blot was used to detect the expression levels of NLRP3, pro-Caspase-1, Caspase-1, pro-IL-1ß, IL-1ß, pro-IL-18, IL-18, phosphorylated and total nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)/p65 protein in the brain tissue. The results showed that compared with model group, the intervention of AST-IV decreased the neurological deficit scores, reduced the cerebral infarct volume, decreased the levels of NLRP3, Caspase-1, pro-IL-1ß, IL-1ß, pro-IL-18 and IL-18, and inhibited the expression of phosphorylated NF-κB in brain tissue. The results suggest that AST-IV has a protective effect against cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury, and its mechanism is related to inhibiting the phosphorylation of NF-κB and NLRP3 inflammasome activation.


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Isquemia Encefálica/tratamento farmacológico , Infarto da Artéria Cerebral Média/tratamento farmacológico , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/tratamento farmacológico , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Life Sci ; 231: 116557, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31194994

RESUMO

AIMS: Vinegar-baked Radix Bupleuri (VBRB) potentiates the activity of anticancer drugs in the liver by increasing their hepatic distribution. However, this phenomenon may be associated with drug transporters. We investigated the effect of saikosaponin b2 (SSb2; the main component of VBRB) on the activity and expression of different drug transporters in both normal cells and those that overexpress the transporter. MAIN METHODS: The activities of transporters were analyzed by concentration of their cellular substrates. Concentrations of colchicine (substrate of Pgp and MRP1) and cisplatin (substrate of OCT2 and MRP2) were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The concentration of rhodamine B was determined by flow cytometry. The expression of transporter gene and protein were determined by qRT-PCR and Western blotting analysis. KEY FINDINGS: SSb2 increased colchicine efflux in HEK293 cells by primarily increasing Mrp1 activity, independent of gene and protein expression. SSb2 enhanced Mrp2 function and increased cisplatin efflux in BRL3A cells by upregulating Mrp2 gene expression, with a marginal effect on Pgp in normal cells. SSb2 increased OCT2 activity in OCT2-HEK293 cells by increasing the expression of OCT2 protein and mRNA; however, SSb2 inhibited MRP2 activity in MRP2-HEK293 cells by decreasing MRP2 protein expression, and decreased Pgp and MRP1 activity in Pgp- and MRP1-HEK293 cells. SIGNIFICANCE: SSb2 might potentially be the key active component of VBRB that enhances the hepatotargeting of anticancer drugs through the inhibition of multidrug resistance-associated drug transporters (Pgp, MRP1, and MRP2) in an environment-dependent manner.


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Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Oleanólico/análogos & derivados , Saponinas/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Subfamília B de Transportador de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP , Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Cisplatino/análise , Cisplatino/metabolismo , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Colchicina/análise , Colchicina/metabolismo , Colchicina/farmacologia , Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/fisiologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/metabolismo , Ácido Oleanólico/metabolismo , Ácido Oleanólico/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Rodaminas/análise , Rodaminas/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(27): 7706-7715, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31246022

RESUMO

While searching for new antifungal compounds, we revealed that a methanol extract of plant species Maesa japonica has a potent antifungal activity in vivo against rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. To identify the antifungal substances, the methanol extract of M. japonica was extracted by organic solvents, and consequently, six active compounds were isolated from the n-butanol layer. The isolated compounds were five new acylated triterpenoid saponins including maejaposide I (1), maejaposides C-1, C-2, and C-3 (2-4), and maejaposide A-1 (5), along with a known one, maejaposide A (6). These chemical structures were determined by NMR and a comparison of their NMR and MS data with those reported in the literature. Based on the in vitro antifungal bioassay, the five compounds (2-6) exhibited strong antifungal activity against M. oryzae with MIC values ranging from 4 to 32 µg/mL, except for maejaposide I (1) (MIC > 250 µg/mL). When the compounds were evaluated at concentrations of 125, 250, and 500 µg/mL for an in vivo antifungal activity against rice blast, compounds 2-6 strongly reduced the development of blast by at least 85% to 98% compared to the untreated control. However, compound 1 did not show any in vivo antifungal activity up to a concentration of 500 µg/mL. Taken together, our results suggest that the methanol extract of M. japonica and the new acylated triterpenoid saponins can be used as a source for the development of natural fungicides.


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Fungicidas Industriais , Maesa/química , Magnaporthe/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Saponinas/farmacologia , Acilação , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Estrutura Molecular , Extratos Vegetais/química , Saponinas/química , Saponinas/isolamento & purificação , Triterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Triterpenos/farmacologia
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Crit Rev Oncol Hematol ; 140: 17-27, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154235

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Metastasis leads to poor prognosis and reduced disease-free survival in breast cancer patients, particularly in those with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) which is resistant to common treatments. Anoikis is a type of apoptosis commenced by the detachment of cells from the native extracellular matrix and prohibits the attachment of detached cells to other body organs. Resistance to anoikis is a critical culprit in the development and progression of tumours. It is therefore important to understand the anoikis-related molecular pathways in order to design effective therapies for TNBC. Several compounds have been shown to possess the potential to regulate anoikis in breast cancer cells such as DSF, AEB071, nanoencapsulated doxorubicin, berberine, salinomycin, PEM POL5551, AL10, 5-azacytidine, synthesized flavonoid derivative GL-V9, Tubeimoside V (TBMS-V) and HPW-RX40. We reviewed the molecular basis of anoikis regulation, its potential role as an important target to inhibit metastasis in TNBC, and potential anoikis modulators that could serve as drug candidates.


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Anoikis , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Transdução de Sinais , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/fisiopatologia , Berberina/farmacologia , Berberina/uso terapêutico , Clorobenzoatos/farmacologia , Clorobenzoatos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Piranos/farmacologia , Piranos/uso terapêutico , Pirróis/farmacologia , Pirróis/uso terapêutico , Quinazolinas/farmacologia , Quinazolinas/uso terapêutico , Saponinas/farmacologia , Saponinas/uso terapêutico , Estirenos/farmacologia , Estirenos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 130: 317-325, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31128217

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Triterpenoids are well known modulators of metabolic syndrome. One of the suggested modes of action (MoAs) involves peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) binding. In this study we aimed to: (i) evaluate in silico potential metabolites and PPARγ-mediated MoA of the sapogenin of the main saponin present in a purified saponins' mixture (PSM) from Astragalus glycyphylloides; (ii) estimate in silico and in vivo PSM's toxicity; and (iii) investigate in vivo antihyperglycaemic, hypolipidaemic, antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of PSM. Metabolites and toxicity were predicted using Meteor and Derek Nexus expert systems (Lhasa Limited) and PPARγ binding was investigated using the software MOE (CCG Inc.). PSM's acute oral toxicity was evaluated in mice and the pharmacological effects were assessed in streptozotocin-induced diabetic spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Liver histopathology was studied as well. PPARγ weak partial agonism was predicted in silico for 24 probable/plausible Phase I metabolites which docking poses were clustered in 12 different binding modes with characteristic protein-ligand interactions. PSM's beneficial effects on the levels of blood glucose, triglycerides, and total cholesterol, on oxidative stress markers and liver histology in diabetic SHRs were comparable to those of the PPARγ ligand pioglitazone. PSM's safety profile was confirmed in silico and in vivo.


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Astrágalo (Planta)/química , Síndrome Metabólica/tratamento farmacológico , Saponinas/química , Saponinas/farmacologia , Animais , Sítios de Ligação , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Simulação por Computador , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Descoberta de Drogas , Feminino , Masculino , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Estresse Oxidativo , PPAR gama/agonistas , Ligação Proteica , Conformação Proteica , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos SHR , Saponinas/toxicidade
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Molecules ; 24(9)2019 May 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31052597

RESUMO

Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known as depression, is a state characterized by low mood and aversion to activity. Platycodins Folium (PF) is the dried leaf of Platycodon grandiflorum, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidative activities. Our previous research suggested that PF was rich in flavonoids, phenols, organic acids, triterpenoid saponins, coumarins and terpenoids. This study aimed to investigate the antidepressant effect of PF using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced depressive mice. Several behavior tests (sucrose preference test (SPT), forced swimming test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST)) and biochemical parameters (IL-6, TNF-α and SOD levels) were used to evaluate the antidepressive effect of PF on LPS-induced depression model. Furthermore, a UPLC-Q/TOF-MS-based metabolomics approach was applied to explore the latent mechanism of PF in attenuating depression. As a result, a total of 21 and 11 metabolites that potentially contribute to MDD progress and PF treatment were identified in serum and hippocampus, respectively. The analysis of metabolic pathways revealed that lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism, energy metabolism, arachidonic acid metabolism, glutathione metabolism and inositol phosphate metabolism were disturbed in a model of mice undergoing MDD and PF treatment. These results help us to understand the pathogenesis of depression in depth, and to discover targets for clinical diagnosis and treatment. They also provide the possibility of developing PF into an anti-depressantive agent.


Assuntos
Antidepressivos/farmacologia , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Metaboloma , Metabolômica , Saponinas/farmacologia , Animais , Antidepressivos/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Depressão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipocampo/fisiopatologia , Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Metabolômica/métodos , Camundongos , Saponinas/química , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz
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