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2023 ◽  
Vol 83 ◽  
A. Lillo ◽  
F. Carvajal-Caiconte ◽  
W. Vital ◽  
P. I. Silva Junior ◽  
E. J. Paredes-Gamero ◽  

Abstract Persea lingue Ness is a tree species that lives mainly in temperate forests of south-central Chile. Its leaves are used in ethnomedicine, the fruit is a drupe similar to that of the avocado and has not been studied. The aim of this study was to determine the cytotoxicity in leukemia cell and antibacterial activity, along with some chemical content characteristics of P. lingue fruit and leaf extracts. The antibacterial activity was determined by the inhibition of bacterial growth in liquid medium assay against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The leukemia cell lines Kasumi-1 and Jurkat were used to evaluate the cytotoxic activity by using propidium iodide and AlamarBlue assays. Total phenolic, flavonoid, condensed tannin, alkaloid and lipid contents were evaluated in the fruit and in the leaf extracts. The antioxidant activity of both extracts were also elavaluated. Leaf extract presented the highest content of total phenols, condensed tannins and flavonoids, and also the highest antioxidant activity. While the fruit extract has a higher amount of lipids and alkaloids and the high antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus megaterium and Micrococcus luteus. The leaf extract only showed activity against M. luteus. Concerning the cytotoxic activity, only the fruit extract showed cytotoxicity against the cell lines Jurkat and Kasumi-1. P. lingue fruit extract is a potential source of biologically active molecules for the development of new drugs to be used in some types of leukemia, as well as antibacterial agent.

Xiang-Wei Xu ◽  
Yi-Yuan Xi ◽  
Jun Chen ◽  
Feng Zhang ◽  
Ju-Jia Zheng ◽  

Plants ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (2) ◽  
pp. 150
Norely Vargas-Morales ◽  
Norma Elizabeth Moreno-Anzúrez ◽  
Janeth Téllez-Román ◽  
Irene Perea-Arango ◽  
Susana Valencia-Díaz ◽  

A histological analysis was performed with the aim of elucidating the spontaneous regeneration process of the hairy root lines LRT 2.3 and LRT 6.4, derived from Lopezia racemosa leaf explants and genetically transformed with the Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain ATCC15834/pTDT. The analysis showed both lines regenerate via indirect somatic embryogenesis; LRT 6.4 also regenerated by direct organogenesis. The morphogenic characteristics of the regenerated plantlets from both lines showed the typical characteristics, described previously, including a higher number of axillary shoot formation, short internodes, and plagiotropic roots compared with wild-type seedlings. The regeneration process occurred without the addition of plant growth regulators and was linked to the sucrose concentration in the culture medium. Reducing the sucrose concentration from 3% to 2%, 1%, and 0.5% increased the regeneration rate in LRT 6.4; the effect was less pronounced in LRT 2.3. The cytotoxic activity of different organic extracts obtained from roots and shoots were evaluated in the cancer cell lines HeLa (cervical carcinoma), HCT-15 (colon adenocarcinoma), and OVCAR (ovary carcinoma). The hexane and dichloromethane extracts from roots of both lines showed cytotoxic activity against the HeLa cell line. Only the dichloromethane extract from the roots of PLRT 2.3 showed cytotoxic activity against the OVCAR cell line. None of the methanol extracts showed cytotoxic activity, nor the shoot extracts from any solvent.

Yu. A. Golubeva ◽  
K. S. Smirnova ◽  
L. S. Klyushova ◽  
V. I. Potkin ◽  
E. V. Lider

Oligopyridine based copper(II) complexes are of interest to scientists as possible anticancer agents due to promising cytotoxic and DNA binding/cleaving properties. In this study, copper(II) complex [Cu(phendione)L2]·C2H5OH with 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione (phendione) and 4,5-dichloro-isothiazole-3-carboxylic acid (HL) was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR-spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. According to X-ray diffraction data, obtained compound is mononuclear complex with square pyramidal coordination environment of the central atom which is surrounded by two isothiazolate molecules and one phendione ligand. The X-ray diffraction data are confirmed by IR-spectroscopy data showing the presence of characteristic stretching vibration bands of the carbonyl and carboxyl groups of oligopyridine ligand and isothiazolate ions, respectively. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations for complex were carried out using the ADF software package to perform geometry optimization and frequency calculations that were in a good agreement with experimental IR spectrum. Cytotoxicity of complex and initial reagents was tested in vitro against HepG2 (human hepatocellular carcinoma) and MCF-7 (human breast adenocarcinoma) cell lines. The complex showed high dose-dependent cytotoxic activity with the IC50 values of 0.60±0.03 µM and 0.96±0.13 µM, respectively, which is higher than the activity of cisplatin against these cell lines. The activity of the complex is due to the presence of phendione ligand, which exhibits a similar cytotoxic activity.

2022 ◽  
Vol 27 (1) ◽  
pp. 1
Zhuoxun Wu ◽  
Yuqi Yang ◽  
Zining Lei ◽  
Silpa Narayanan ◽  
Jingquan Wang ◽  

2022 ◽  
Dong Hyun Kim ◽  
Zahra Khan ◽  
Sun Yeou Kim ◽  
Sang Un Choi ◽  
Chung Sub Kim ◽  

Glechoma hederacea var. longituba (common name: ground-ivy) has been used for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cholelithiasis, colds, and inflammation. In the present study, three new sesquiterpene glycosides (1–3), two new diterpene glycosides (4–5), and four known compounds (6–9) were isolated from its MeOH extract. Structure elucidation was performed for the five new compounds (1–5) using 1D and 2D NMR, HRESIMS, ECD calculation, and chemical methods. All the isolates (1–9) were assessed for their anti-neuroinflammatory activity on nitric oxide (NO) production in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated BV-2 cells, nerve growth factor (NGF) secretion stimulation activity in C6 glioma cells, and cytotoxic activity against four human cancer cell lines (A549, SK-OV-3, SK-MEL-2, and HCT15). Compounds 2 and 5–7 exhibited inhibitory effects on NO production with IC50 values of 52.21, 47.90, 61.61, and 25.35 μM, respectively. Compound 5 also exhibited a significant stimulating effect on NGF secretion (122.77 ± 8.10%). Compound 9 showed potent cytotoxic activity against SK-OV-3 (IC50 3.76 μM) and SK-MEL-2 (IC50 1.48 μM) cell lines, while 7 displayed a strong cytotoxic activity against SK-MEL-2 (IC50 9.81 μM) cell line

Foods ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
pp. 121
Mijoo Choi ◽  
Jae-Hoon Lee ◽  
Yun-Jung Lee ◽  
Hyun-Dong Paik ◽  
Eunju Park

The objective of this study was to determine the immunomodulatory effects of egg yolk protein–water extract (EYW) on splenocyte proliferation, cytokine secretion, immunoglobulin production, and NK cell cytotoxic activity in BALB/c mice. The forced swimming test (FST) was used to provide a model for suppressing immune regulation. The proliferation of B cells in the EYW supplementation group was significantly increased from the level to which it was reduced by the FST (from 40.9% to 81.8%, p < 0.05). EYW supplementation affected cytokine secretion of splenocytes. Levels of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-10—as Th1 and Th2 cytokines, respectively—were decreased after the FST. However, EYW supplementation showed that secretion levels of these cytokines were significantly increased to pre-FST levels (p < 0.05). The production of immunoglobulins (IgA and IgG) was increased abnormally after the FST, whereas EYW supplementation significantly decreased it to pre-FST levels (p < 0.05). EYW supplementation also improved NK cell cytotoxic activity against YAC-1 tumor cells compared to the PC group (p < 0.05). These data suggest that EYW has potential as an immunomodulatory agent in the food and/or pharmaceutical industries.

Adrian‐Alexandru Someșan ◽  
Sabina‐Mădălina Vieriu ◽  
Alexandru Crăciun ◽  
Cristian Silvestru ◽  
Paul Chiroi ◽  

2022 ◽  
Yunqiong Gu ◽  
Yu-Jun Zhong ◽  
Mei-Qi Hu ◽  
Huan-Qing Li ◽  
Kun Yang ◽  

Four mononuclear terpyridine complexes [Cu(H-La)Cl2]·CH3OH (1), [Cu(H-La)Cl]ClO4 (2), [Cu(H-Lb)Cl2]·CH3OH (3), and [Cu(H-Lb)(CH3OH)(DMSO)](ClO4)2 (4) were prepared and fully characterized. Complexes 14 exhibited higher cytotoxic activity against several tested cancer cell lines...

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