Qinglong Guo

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We determined the in vivo and in vitro antitumor activities of gambogic acid (GA) and one of the possible mechanisms for its inhibitory activities. In vivo antitumor activity of GA was evaluated by the relative tumor growth ratio (T/C) in nude mice, and in vitro inhibition of SPC-A1 cells was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium(More)
Endostar, a novel recombinant human endostatin expressed and purified in Escherichia coli with an additional nine-amino acid sequence and forming another his-tag structure, was approved by the SFDA in 2005 for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. But its mechanism of action has not been illustrated before. In this study, we examined the(More)
To identify and compare the features of stem like cells in human glioblastoma cell lines U251, U87MG, A172 with primary cultured glioblastoma stem cells, the ratio of CD133+ cells, the ability of tumor sphere formation, and self-renewing capacity of U251, U87MG, A172 cells in serum free medium plus EGF, bFGF and B27 supplement were detected. The results(More)
Molecular mechanisms of cell-cycle arrest caused by gambogic acid (GA), a natural product isolated from the gamboge resin of Garcinia hanburryi tree, have been investigated using BGC-823 human gastric carcinoma cells as a model. Based on our 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)- 2,5-diphenyltetrazoliumbromide (MTT) assay and flow cytometric analysis, treatment of(More)
Baicalein is a widely used Chinese herbal medicine that has been used historically in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer therapy. However, the molecular mechanism of its anti-cancer activity remains poorly understood and warrants further investigations. The purpose of this study is to verify the activity of baicalein to inhibit the invasion of MDA-MB-231(More)
The selective induction of apoptosis of gambogic acid (GA) on MGC-803 cells and its probable molecular mechanism were studied. GA greatly inhibited (24, 48, 72 h) the growth of MGC-803 cells (by MTT); the IC(50) value was 0.96 microg/ml at 48 h. Meanwhile, no influence was observed on body weight, number of WBC (white blood cells) in blood or karyote in(More)
BACKGROUND There is an obvious relationship among angiogenesis and inflammation. From previous study, we learn that oroxylin A possesses anti-angiogenic activity in vitro and in ovo. It also has an inhibitory effect on inflammation. But whether oroxylin A suppresses the inflammation-induced angiogenesis is still unknown. Our present study focuses on the(More)
We previously reported that gambogic acid (GA), a natural product, was an effective telomerase inhibitor by repressing hTERT promoter. In this study, posttranscriptional regulation of the telomerase hTERT by GA was investigated in BGC-823 human gastric carcinoma cells. The telomerase activity was detected by PCR-TRAP assay. RT-PCR assay and Western blot(More)
The traditional Chinese medicine Scutellaria radix has been used for thousands of years, mainly for the treatment of inflammatory conditions including hepatitis. The major active constituent, wogonin (WG), isolated from S. radix has attracted increasing scientific attention in recent years due to its potent biological activities. However, pharmacologic(More)
Oroxylin A is a flavonoid that is found in the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Here, we investigated the antitumor effect of oroxylin A in human cervical cancer HeLa cell line in vitro and in vivo. We found that after inoculated with the HeLa cells the mice treated with oroxylin A showed a significant decrease of tumor volumes and tumor weight(More)