Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 860605, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/860605
Research Article

Cytotoxicity Effects of Amoora rohituka and chittagonga on Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Cells

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
2Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
3Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
4Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
5College of Applied Health Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
6Medical Imaging Research Laboratory, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Jllinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
7International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

Received 29 November 2010; Accepted 7 February 2011

Copyright © 2011 Leo L. Chan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. B. K. Edwards, E. Ward, B. A. Kohler et al., “Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975–2006, featuring colorectal cancer trends and impact of interventions (risk factors, screening, and treatment) to reduce future rates,” Cancer, vol. 116, no. 3, pp. 544–573, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. “Cancer Facts and Figures 2009,” in American Cancer Society, 2009.
  3. “What you need to know about cancer of the pancreas,” in National Cancer Institute, 2007.
  4. “Pancreatic cancer,” in National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health, 2009.
  5. M. S. Goldstein, “Complementary and alternative medicine: its emerging role in oncology,” Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1–21, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. T. Rabi and R. C. Gupta, “Antitumor and cytotoxic investigation of Amoora rohituka,” International Journal of Pharmacognosy, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 359–361, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. T. Rabi, “Antitumour activity of amooranin from Amoora rohituka stem bark,” Current Science, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 80–81, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. K. R. Kirtikar and B. D. Basu, Indian Medicinal Plants, India, 2nd edition, 1980.
  9. A. Ghani, Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh: Chemical Constituents and Uses, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1998.
  10. R. Chowdhury and R. B. Rashid, “Effect of the crude extracts of Amoora rohituka stem bark on gastrointestinal transit in mice,” Indian Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 304–307, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. L. L. Chan, S. L. Gosangari, K. L. Watkin, and B. T. Cunningham, “A label-free photonic crystal biosensor imaging method for detection of cancer cell cytotoxicity and proliferation,” Apoptosis, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 1061–1068, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. T. Rabi, D. Karunagaran, M. Krishnan Nair, and V. N. Bhattathiri, “Cytotoxic activity of amooranin and its derivatives,” Phytotherapy Research, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. S84–S86, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. T. Rabi, C. Ramachandran, H. B. Fonseca et al., “Novel drug amooranin induces apoptosis through caspase activity in human breast carcinoma cell lines,” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 321–330, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. C. Ramachandran, P. K. R. Nair, A. Alamo, C. B. Cochrane, E. Escalon, and S. J. Melnick, “Anticancer effects of amooranin in human colon carcinoma cell line in vitro and in nude mice xenografts,” International Journal of Cancer, vol. 119, no. 10, pp. 2443–2454, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. C. Ramachandran, T. Rabi, H. B. Fonseca, S. J. Melnick, and E. A. Escalon, “Novel plant triterpenoid drug amooranin overcomes multidrug resistance in human leukemia and colon carcinoma cell lines,” International Journal of Cancer, vol. 105, no. 6, pp. 784–789, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. J. Polonsky, Z. Varon, C. Marazano et al., “The structure of amoorastatone and the cytotoxic limonoid 12-hydroxyamoorastatin,” Experientia, vol. 35, pp. 387–389, 1979. View at Google Scholar
  17. W. Ren, Z. Qiao, H. Wang, L. Zhu, and L. Zhang, “Flavonoids: promising anticancer agents,” Medicinal Research Reviews, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 519–534, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. P. Chumkaew, S. Kato, and K. Chantrapromma, “Potent cytotoxic rocaglamide derivatives from the fruits of Amoora cucullata,” Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 1344–1346, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. M. S. Rahman, M. Z. Rahman, M. A. Wahab, R. Chowdhury, and M. A. Rashid, “Antimicrobial activity of some indigenous plants of Bangladesh,” Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 23–26, 2008. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. J. F. Maxwell, “Vascular flora of Khao Khieo wildlife sanctuary chonburi province Thailand,” Natural History Bulletin of Siam Society, vol. 34, pp. 1–34, 1986. View at Google Scholar
  21. B. Lin, P. Li, and B. T. Cunningham, “A label-free biosensor-based cell attachment assay for characterization of cell surface molecules,” Sensors and Actuators. B, vol. 114, no. 2, pp. 559–564, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. R. Chowdhury, C. M. Hasan, and M. A. Rashid, “Antimicrobial activity of Toona ciliata and Amoora rohituka,” Fitoterapia, vol. 74, no. 1-2, pp. 155–158, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. B. Cunningham, P. Li, B. Lin, and J. Pepper, “Colorimetric resonant reflection as a direct biochemical assay technique,” Sensors and Actuators. B, vol. 81, no. 2-3, pp. 316–328, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. A. J. Haes and R. P. Van Duyne, “A nanoscale optical biosensor: sensitivity and selectivity of an approach based on the localized surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy of triangular silver nanoparticles,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 124, no. 35, pp. 10596–10604, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, 1995.
  26. B. A. Munk, Frequency Selective Surfaces, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
  27. B. T. Cunningham, P. Li, S. Schulz et al., “Label-free assays on the BIND system,” Journal of Biomolecular Screening, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 481–490, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  28. L. L. Chan, S. L. Gosangari, K. L. Watkin, and B. T. Cunningham, “Label-free imaging of cancer cells using photonic crystal biosensors and application to cytotoxicity screening of a natural compound library,” Sensors and Actuators. B, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. 418–425, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. J. Ford, M. Jiang, and J. Milner, “Cancer-specific functions of SIRT1 enable human epithelial cancer cell growth and survival,” Cancer Research, vol. 65, no. 22, pp. 10457–10463, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  30. A. G. Rivenbark, W. D. Jones, and W. B. Coleman, “DNA methylation-dependent silencing of CST6 in human breast cancer cell lines,” Laboratory Investigation, vol. 86, no. 12, pp. 1233–1242, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  31. T. Rabi, R. C. Gupta, and A. K. Gulati, “Influence of Amoora rohituka on MCF-7 human mammary adenocarcinoma cells in vitro,” Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 136–137, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus