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We identified potassium channel tetramerization domain-containing 1 (KCTD1) gene in a human brain cDNA library. Here, we report that the KCTD1 gene contains seven exons, encoding 257 amino acid residues with a predicted molecular mass of 29.4 kDa. Sequence alignments showed KCTD1 protein contains an N-terminal broad-complex, tramtrack, and bric-a-brac (BTB)(More)
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone, is reported to have anticancer activities. The aim of the present study was to examine the molecular mechanisms by which casticin induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells. The human ovarian cancer cell lines SKOV3 and A2780 were cultured in vitro. Various molecular techniques, including histone/DNA enzyme-linked(More)
AIM To evaluate whether 8-bromo-7-methoxychrysin (BrMC), a synthetic analogue of chrysin, inhibits the properties of cancer stem cells derived from the human liver cancer MHCC97 cell line and to determine the potential mechanisms. METHODS CD133(+) cells were sorted from the MHCC97 cell line by magnetic activated cell sorting, and amplified in stem(More)
We previously demonstrated that 5,7-dihy-droxy-8-nitrochrysin (NOC), a novel synthetic chrysin analog, preferentially inhibits HER-2/neu-overexpressing MDA-MB-453 breast cancer cell growth by inducing apop-tosis; however, the precise molecular mechanism was unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that NOC significantly induces apoptosis of MDA-MB-453 cells(More)
Emerging evidence has suggested that cancer stem cells with expression of surface biomarkers including CD133 and CD44 have more aggressive biological behavior, including epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which are closely related to invasion. The upregulation and nuclear relocation of the EMT regulator Twist1 have been implicated in the tumor(More)
7-Difluoromethoxyl-5,4'-din -octylgenistein (DFOG) is a novel synthetic genistein analogue that possesses anti-cancer activity in a variety of cancers, including ovarian cancer. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether DFOG inhibits the self-renewal capacity of ovarian cancer stem-like cells (OCSLCs) and to identify its potential(More)
Casticin is an active ingredient derived from Fructus Viticis, a traditional Chinese medicine. This study aimed to investigate the role of forkhead box O3 (FOXO3a) in breast cancer cells and examine the regulatory mechanisms of FOXO3a in response to casticin treatment of the cells by ELISA, flow cytometry, small interfering RNA (siRNA) transfection and(More)
Casticin is one of the main components of the fruits of Vitex rotundifolia L. Studies have shown that casticin inhibits the growth of various cancer cells, including colon cancer. In the present study, the anti-carcinogenic effects of casticin on human colon cancer and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. The results revealed that casticin(More)
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