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Trichosanthin (TCS), a traditional Chinese medicine, exerts antitumor activities by inducing apoptosis in many different tumor cell lines. However, the mechanisms remain obscure. The present study focused on various caspase pathways that may be involved in TCS-induced apoptosis in leukemia HL-60 cells. Key caspases in both intrinsic and extrinsic pathways(More)
Trichosanthin is the active protein component in the Chinese herb Trichosanthes kirilowi, which has distinct pharmacological properties. The cytotoxicity of trichosanthin was demonstrated by its selective inhibition of various choriocarcinoma cells. When Jar cells were treated with trichosanthin, the influx of calcium into the cells was observed by confocal(More)
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