In the present study, a further investigation of the cytotoxic activity of an acetylenic constituent of Echinacea pallida roots, namely, pentadeca-(8 Z,13 Z)-dien-11-yn-2-one, was performed, revealing a concentration-dependent cytotoxicity on several human cancer cell lines, including leukemia (Jurkat and HL-60), breast carcinoma (MCF-7), and melanoma (MeWo) cells. As part of its mechanism of action, the ability of this constituent to arrest the cell cycle in the G1 phase was demonstrated on HL-60 cells. Furthermore, a stability test of the target compound over 72 h was carried out, indicating that the cytotoxic activity can be attributed mainly to the genuine, not oxidized, molecule.
|Autori:||CHICCA A; ADINOLFI B; PELLATI F; ORLANDINI G; BENVENUTI S; NIERI P|
|Titolo:||Cytotoxic Activity and G1 Cell Cycle Arrest of a Dienynone from Echinacea pallida|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1055/s-0029-1186224|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|