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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 14, No. 4, 2017, pp. 80-86
Bioline Code: tc17116
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2017, pp. 80-86

Yang, Jie; Fa, Jing & Li, Bingxing


Background: Present investigation evaluates the antitumor activity of epifriedelinol for the management of cervical cancer by inducing process of apoptosis.
Methods: Human Cervical Cancer Cell Line, C33A and HeLa were selected for study and treated with epifriedelinol at a concentration of (50-1000 μg/ml). Cytotoxicity of epifriedelinol was estimated by MTT assay and induction of apoptosis was assessed by estimating the activity of caspase 3, 8 and 9 enzyme, apoptosis assay and translocation of cytochrome c. Moreover an expression of several proteins that plays role in the apoptosis process was estimated by western blot method.
Results: Result of the study suggested that treatment with epifriedelinol significantly decrease the viability count of cancerous cell in a dose perndent manner and also enhances the formation of oligonucleosome in both the cell lines. However activity of caspase enzymes and translocation of cytochrome c were enhanced after treatment with epifriedelinol. It was also observed that epifriedelinol treatment alters the ratio of pro-apoptotic to anti-apoptotic proteins and enhances the expressions of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP).
Conclusion: Result of our study proves the anticancer activity of epifriedelinol in cervical cancer by inducing apoptosis as treatment with it enhances the production of oligonucleosomes, translocation of cytochrome c and activity caspase enzymes.

Epifriedelinol; cervical cancer; Apoptosis; MTT assay; C33A and HeLa

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