The growth-inhibitory effects of the astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis were studied in HCT-116 colon cancer cells. H. pluvialis extract (5–25 lg/ml) inhibited cell growth in a dose- and time-dependent manner, by arresting cell cycle progression and by promoting apoptosis. At 25 lg/ml of H. pluvialis extract, an increase of p53, p21WAF-1/CIP-1 and p27 expression (220%, 160%, 250%, respectively) was observed, concomitantly with a decrease of cyclin D1 expression (58%) and AKT phosphorylation (21%). Moreover, the extract, at the same concentration, strongly up-regulated apoptosis by modifying the ratio of Bax/Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL, and increased the phosphorylation of p38, JNK, and ERK1/2 by 160%, 242%, 280%, respectively. Growth-inhibitory effects by H. pluvialis were also observed in HT-29, LS-174, WiDr, SW-480 cells. This study suggests that H. pluvialis may protect from colon cancer.
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|Titolo:||GROWTH-INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF THE ASTAXANTHIN-RICH ALGA HEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS IN HUMAN COLON CANCER CELLS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Citazione:||GROWTH-INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF THE ASTAXANTHIN-RICH ALGA HEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS IN HUMAN COLON CANCER CELLS / Palozza, P; Torelli, C; Boninsegna, A; Simone, R; Catalano, A; Mele, Mc; Picci, Nevio. - In: CANCER LETTERS. - ISSN 0304-3835. - 283(2009), pp. 108-117.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|