Vay-Liang W. Go

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OBJECTIVES Scutellaria baicalensis has been a subject of research interest due to its potential multiple therapeutic benefits. This study was to examine the distribution of baicalein, wogonin, oroxylin A and their glucuronide/sulfate-conjugated metabolites in plasma, colon, small intestine, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney, and prostate tissues and in(More)
Rottlerin is a natural polyphenolic ketone isolated from the pericarps of Mallotus phillippinensis. In previous studies we showed that parenteral administration of rottlerin reduced tumor growth in murine xenograft models of pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to develop a simple and validated method for the quantitative determination of rottlerin(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease characterized by poor prognosis and patient survival. Green tea polyphenols have been shown to exhibit multiple antitumor activities in various cancers, but studies on the pancreatic cancer are very limited. To identify the cellular targets of green tea action, we exposed a green tea extract (GTE) to human pancreatic(More)
Ellagic acid is a polyphenolic phytochemical present in many fruits and nuts with anticancer properties demonstrated in experimental tumor studies. Embelin is a benzoquinone phytochemical isolated from the Japanese herb Ardisiae Japonicae and has been shown to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. We found that ellagic acid and embelin each dose-dependently(More)
Lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) is the enzyme that converts pyruvate to lactate and oxidizes the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide to NAD+. Several human cancers including the pancreas display elevated expression of LDHA. Because of its essential role in cancer metabolism, LDHA has been considered to be a potential target for cancer therapy.(More)
Quercetin is a potential chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agent for pancreatic and other cancers. This study examined the distribution of quercetin in plasma, lung, liver, pancreas, and pancreatic cancer xenografts in a murine in vivo model and the uptake of quercetin in pancreatic cancer MiaPaCa-2 cells in a cellular in vitro model. Mice were randomly(More)
Loquat leaf extract (LLE) is a mixture rich in terpenoids, and has broad biological activities including the inhibition of cancer cell growth. The exact metabolic mechanism of this growth inhibiting effect is not known. We investigated the cellular metabolic effect of LLE, and ursolic acid (UA) on pancreatic cancer cells using a 13C carbon tracing(More)
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