Jing-Gung Chung

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Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is a chemical derived from several Curcuma species (turmeric), possessing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and which, thus, may be a potential anticancer drug. However, its mechanism of action is not fully understood. Our previous studies had shown that curcumin induced cytotoxicity, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis(More)
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), a component of dietary cruciferous vegetables, has antioxidant and anticancer properties. In this study, we show for the first time the antimetastatic effects of BITC in human colon cancer HT29 cells. BITC had an inhibitory effect on cell migration and invasion. Protein levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix(More)
AIM To investigate the relationship between the inhibited growth (cytotoxic activity) of berberine and apoptotic pathway with its molecular mechanism of action. METHODS The in vitro cytotoxic techniques were complemented by cell cycle analysis and determination of sub-G1 for apoptosis in human gastric carcinoma SNU-5 cells. Percentage of viable cells,(More)
Emodin, an active natural anthraquinone derivative, is found in the roots and rhizomes of numerous Chinese medicinal herbs and exhibits anticancer effects on many types of human cancer cell lines. The aim of this study investigated that emodin induced apoptosis of human colon cancer cells (LS1034) in vitro and inhibited tumor nude mice xenografts bearing(More)
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) and phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a member of the isothiocyanate family, have been shown to exhibit antineoplastic ability against many human cancer cells. In this study, we found that exposure of human osteogenic sarcoma U-2 OS cells to BITC and PEITC led to induce morphological changes and to decrease the percentage of(More)
Emodin, aloe-emodin and rhein are major compounds in rhubarb (Rheum palmatum L.), used in Chinese herbal medicine, and found to have antitumor properties including cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in many human cancer cells. Our previous studies also showed that emodin, aloe-emodin and rhein induced apoptosis in human tongue cancer SCC-4 cells. However, the(More)
Our previous studies have shown that bee venom (BV) can induce apoptosis in human cervical cancer Ca Ski cells, but it can also affect human breast cancer cells, though its molecular mechanisms are not precisely known. In this study, the molecular mechanisms of apoptosis induced by BV in human breast cancer MCF7 cells were investigated. BV induced(More)
Diallyl disulfide (DADS), one of the major components of garlic (Allium sativum), is well known to have chemopreventative activity against human cancer such as colon, lung and skin. But the exact mechanism of the action is still unclear. In this study, we investigated how DADS--induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in T24 human bladder cancer cells in(More)
It is well known that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) act an important role in the invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis of cancer cells. Agents suppressed the MMPs could inhibited the cancer cells migration and invasion. Numerous evidences had shown that curcumin (the active constituent of the dietary spice turmeric) has potential for the prevention and(More)
N-Acetyltransferase activities with p-aminobenzoic acid and 2-aminofluorene were determined in Helicobacter pylori from gastroduodenal disease patients. The N-acetyltransferase activity was determined using an acetyl CoA recycling assay and high pressure liquid chromatography. The N-acetyltransferase activities from a number of Helicobacter pylori samples(More)