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Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), is a natural product derived from the root of the plant Curcuma longa. For centuries, it has been used as a spice and as a herbal medicine in Chinese populations. Curcumin has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 and -2 expression and apoptosis in several human cancer cell lines.(More)
Capsaicin (N-vanillyl-8-methyl-1-nonenamide) is found in pungent fruits, especially in red pepper. Many studies have focused on the anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic or chemopreventive activities of capsaicin. However, the effects of capsaicin on human esophagus epidermoid carcinoma cells have never been investigated. In this study, we investigated the(More)
Flavonoids are polyphenolic compounds found in various foods of plants. Rutin, one of the flavonoids, had been showed induced apoptosis in cancer cells. There is no available information to address rutin affects murine leukemia cells in vivo. In the present study, we are focused on the in vivo effects of rutin on leukemia WEHI-3 cells. The effects of rutin(More)
Diallyl disulfide (DADS), a component of garlic, has been shown to induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in human cancer cell types. The present studies were designed to investigate the effects of DADS on mouse–rat hybrid retina ganglion cells (N18) to better understand its effect on apoptosis and apoptosis-related genes in vitro. Cell viability, cell(More)
Kinsenoside is able to improve bone turnover rate in ovariectomized (OVX) mice. In vitro analysis shows that kinsenoside antagonizes osteoclast development and bone resorption. Kinsenoside, the main active compound of the traditional Taiwanese herb Anoectochilus formosanus, has an antiinflammatory effect. This study investigates whether kinsenoside inhibits(More)
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