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Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and its dimer 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM), obtained from dietary consumption of cruciferous vegetables, have multiple biochemical activities. Both compounds have been effective clinically in treating precancerous lesions of the cervix and laryngeal papillomas, pathologies with a human papillomavirus (HPV) component. Using cDNA(More)
The number and extent of degranulation of mast cells in the sciatic nerve have been determined in Lewis rats inoculated with bovine intradural root myelin to induce experimental allergic neuritis (EAN). No significant change in either the number of mast cells or the percentage of degranulated cells was observed before eight days post-inoculation (dpi). On(More)
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and genistein are naturally occurring chemicals derived from cruciferous vegetables and soy, respectively, with potential cancer prevention activity for hormone-responsive tumours (e.g., breast and prostate cancers). Previously, we showed that I3C induces BRCA1 expression and that both I3C and BRCA1 inhibit oestrogen (E2)-stimulated(More)
The dietary phytochemical indole-3-carbinol (I3C) protects against cervical cancer in animal model studies and in human clinical trials. I3C and its physiologic condensation product diindolylmethane (DIM) also induce apoptosis of tumor cells in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that these phytochemicals might be useful as therapeutic agents as well as for(More)
Diindolylmethane (DIM), derived from indole-3-carbinol in cruciferous vegetables, causes growth arrest and apoptosis of cancer cells in vitro. DIM also induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and thapsigargin, a specific inhibitor of the sarcoplasmic reticulum/ER calcium-dependent ATPase, enhances this effect. We asked whether elevated cytosolic free(More)
Dietary indole-3-carbinol (I3C) has clinical benefits for both cervical cancer and laryngeal papillomatosis, and causes apoptosis of breast cancer cells in vitro. We asked whether I3C and its major acid-catalyzed condensation product diindolylmethane (DIM), which is produced in the stomach after consumption of cruciferous vegetables, could induce apoptosis(More)
Invasive fungal infections after bone marrow transplantation have an extremely poor prognosis. Surgical excision in combination with antifungal therapy is considered necessary for treatment, especially for central nervous system (CNS) infection. We describe successful medical management with lipid complex amphotericin B (ABLC) and itraconazole, without(More)
Studies increasingly indicate that dietary indole-3-carbinol (I3C) prevents the development of estrogen-enhanced cancers including breast, endometrial and cervical cancers. Epidemiological, laboratory, animal and translational studies support the efficacy of I3C. Whereas estrogen increases the growth and survival of tumors, I3C causes growth arrest and(More)
BACKGROUND Many tumors show dependence on estrogen for growth and establishment of drug resistance. We examined the effects of estrogen on cervical cancer cells exposed to apoptotic agents including drugs used for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We tested the effect of estradiol on apoptosis in three cervical cancer cell lines. Apoptosis was measured by(More)
Copolymer I (COP I), a nonencephalitogenic polypeptide analogous to myelin basic protein, is currently being tested for possible effectiveness in treating MS. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from normal human donors respond blastogenically to the L-form of COP I. This response was greater than that obtained with either bovine or guinea pig myelin basic(More)