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Silvestrol, a potential anticancer rocaglate derivative from Aglaia foveolata, induces apoptosis in LNCaP cells through the mitochondrial/apoptosome pathway without activation of executioner caspase-3 or -7

Kim, S.; Bang, Y. H.; Su, B. -N; Chai, H.; Mi, Q.; A. Douglas Kinghorn; Wild, R.; Swanson, S. M.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
Abstract
The novel cyclopenta[b]benzofuran, silvestrol, isolated from the fruits and twigs of Aglaia foveolata, has been found to exhibit very potent in vitro cytotoxic activity against several human cancer cell lines. Furthermore, it was active in the in vivo P388 murine leukemia model. In this study, the mechanism of cytotoxicity mediated by silvestrol in the LNCaP (hormone-dependent human prostate cancer) cell line was investigated. Silvestrol induced an apoptotic response, disrupted the mitochondrial trans-membrane potential and caused cytochrome c release into the cytoplasm. Immunoblot analysis indicated that, at the protein level, silvestrol produced an increase of...
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