Celastrol, a novel triterpene, potentiates TNF-induced apoptosis and suppresses invasion of tumor cells by inhibiting NF-kappaB-regulated gene products and TAK1-mediated NF-kappaB activation.

@article{Sethi2007CelastrolAN,
  title={Celastrol, a novel triterpene, potentiates TNF-induced apoptosis and suppresses invasion of tumor cells by inhibiting NF-kappaB-regulated gene products and TAK1-mediated NF-kappaB activation.},
  author={Gautam Sethi and Kwang Seok Ahn and Manoj Kumar Pandey and Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2007},
  volume={109 7},
  pages={2727-35}
}
Celastrol, a quinone methide triterpene derived from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii, has been used to treat chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, but its mechanism is not well understood. Therefore, we investigated the effects of celastrol on cellular responses activated by TNF, a potent proinflammatory cytokine. Celastrol potentiated the apoptosis induced by TNF and chemotherapeutic agents and inhibited invasion, both regulated by NF-kappaB activation. We found that TNF… CONTINUE READING

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Celastrol , a novel triterpene , potentiates TNF - induced apoptosis and suppresses invasion of tumor cells by inhibiting NF - kappaB - regulated gene products and TAK1-mediated NF - kappaB activation .
Celastrol , a quinone methide triterpene derived from the medicinal plant Tripterygium wilfordii , has been used to treat chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases , but its mechanism is not well understood .
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