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In cancer, VEGF-induced increase in vascular permeability results in increased interstitial pressure, reducing perfusion and increasing hypoxia, which reduce delivery of chemotherapeutic agents and increase resistance to ionizing radiation. Here, we show that both TIMP-2 and Ala + TIMP-2, a TIMP-2 mutant without matrix metalloproteinase inhibitory activity,(More)
Herb extracts commercially used in Asia were screened for their estrogenic activity with a recombinant yeast system with both a human estrogen receptor (ER) expression plasmid and a reporter plasmid. Pueraria lobata (flower) had the highest estrogenic relative potency (RP, 17-estradiol = 1.00) (7.8e-3) (RP for + control), followed by Amomum xanthioides(More)
Adenophora triphylla var. japonica (Campanulaceae) is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-tussive effects. Dysfunction of adipocytes and adipose tissue in obesity is related to various inflammatory cytokines or adipokines. In this study, we investigated whether lupenone isolated from A. triphylla var. japonica extract inhibits adipocyte differentiation(More)
In order to determine anti-adipogenic effect, this study investigated 1β-hydroxy-2-oxopomolic acid (HOA) isolated from Agrimonia pilosa inhibits adipocyte differentiation and expression of adipogenic marker genes, such as peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ), CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα), glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4),(More)
Amomum tsao-ko (A. tsao-ko) has been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of infectious and digestive disorders. In the present study, we report the anti-inflammatory activity and molecular mechanism of 2,8-decadiene-1,10-diol (DDO) isolated from the extract of A. tsao-ko in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. DDO treatment inhibited(More)
Broussonetia kazinoki (BK) has been used as a traditional medicine to improve vision, as well as for inflammatory and infectious diseases. In the present study, we investigated the effects and molecular mechanism of the ethanolic extract of BK on cell proliferation, migration and tubular formation in vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A)-treated(More)
Siegesbeckia glabrescens (SG) Makino (Compositae) has been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of allergic and inflammatory diseases. In the present study, we examined the effects and molecular mechanism of the ethanol extract of SG on cell proliferation and invasion in p53 wild-type A549 and p53-deficient H1299 non-small cell lung cancer(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effect and molecular mechanism of ethyl caffeate (EC), a natural phenolic compound isolated from Ligularia fischeri, on human ovarian cancer cell proliferation and progression. EC-mediated inhibition of cell proliferation in SKOV-3 cells was accompanied by reduced expression of cell cycle-related proteins such as(More)
In the present study, we report the effect and molecular mechanism of Ligularia fischeri (LF) on proliferation and migration in human lung cancer cells. LF-mediated inhibition of cell proliferation in p53 wild-type A549 and p53-deficient H1299 cells is accompanied by reduced expression of cell cycle-related proteins such as cyclin-dependent kinases and(More)
In this study, we investigate an anti-mitotic potential of the novel synthetic coumarin-based compound, 7-diethylamino-3(2'-benzoxazolyl)-coumarin, in 5-fluorouracil-resistant human gastric cancer cell line SNU-620-5FU and its parental cell SNU-620. It exerts the anti-proliferative effects with similar potencies against both cancer cells, which is mediated(More)