Limits...
Anticancer and antimicrobial activities of some antioxidant-rich cameroonian medicinal plants.

Tamokou Jde D, Chouna JR, Fischer-Fodor E, Chereches G, Barbos O, Damian G, Benedec D, Duma M, Efouet AP, Wabo HK, Kuiate JR, Mot A, Silaghi-Dumitrescu R - PLoS ONE (2013)

Bottom Line: The AOA of emodin was significantly higher than that of 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin for both TEAC and HAPX methods.The lowest IC(50) values (i.e., highest cytotoxicity) were found for the extracts of Vismia laurentii, Psorospermum febrifugum, Pentadesma butyracea and Ficus asperifolia.Emodin is more toxic compared to the whole extract, 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABSTRACT
Traditional remedies have a long-standing history in Cameroon and continue to provide useful and applicable tools for treating ailments. Here, the anticancer, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ten antioxidant-rich Cameroonian medicinal plants and of some of their isolated compounds are evaluated.The plant extracts were prepared by maceration in organic solvents. Fractionation of plant extract was performed by column chromatography and the structures of isolated compounds (emodin, 3-geranyloxyemodin, 2-geranylemodin) were confirmed spectroscopically. The antioxidant activity (AOA) was determined using the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) bleaching method, the trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and the hemoglobin ascorbate peroxidase activity inhibition (HAPX) assays. The anticancer activity was evaluated against A431 squamous epidermal carcinoma, WM35 melanoma, A2780 ovary carcinoma and cisplatin-resistant A2780cis cells, using a direct colorimetric assay. The total phenolic content in the extracts was determined spectrophotometrically by the Folin-Ciocalteu method. Rumex abyssinicus showed the best AOA among the three assays employed. The AOA of emodin was significantly higher than that of 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin for both TEAC and HAPX methods. The lowest IC(50) values (i.e., highest cytotoxicity) were found for the extracts of Vismia laurentii, Psorospermum febrifugum, Pentadesma butyracea and Ficus asperifolia. The Ficus asperifolia and Psorospermum febrifugum extracts are selective against A2780cis ovary cells, a cell line which is resistant to the standard anticancer drug cisplatin. Emodin is more toxic compared to the whole extract, 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin. Its selectivity against the platinum-resistant A2780cis cell line is highest. All of the extracts display antimicrobial activity, in some cases comparable to that of gentamycin.

Show MeSH

Related in: MedlinePlus

Apoptosis induction capacity of the natural extracts in treated cancer cell lines.For every cell line treated with the four active extracts, a number of 3×100 cells were evaluated microscopically. The distribution of apoptotic (colored in green due to the conjugation of PS with Annexin V-Alexa Fluor), necrotic (appears in red as a result of the intracellular PI coloration) and colorless intact viable cell percent is different for each compound. For every substance they are statistically significant differences between the activity against ovarian vs. epidermal cells (Two-way Anova and Bonferroni post-test in 95% confidence interval).
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection


getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3569468&req=5

pone-0055880-g012: Apoptosis induction capacity of the natural extracts in treated cancer cell lines.For every cell line treated with the four active extracts, a number of 3×100 cells were evaluated microscopically. The distribution of apoptotic (colored in green due to the conjugation of PS with Annexin V-Alexa Fluor), necrotic (appears in red as a result of the intracellular PI coloration) and colorless intact viable cell percent is different for each compound. For every substance they are statistically significant differences between the activity against ovarian vs. epidermal cells (Two-way Anova and Bonferroni post-test in 95% confidence interval).

Mentions: The Ficus asperifolia and Psorospermum febrifugum extracts are selective against A2780cis ovary cells, a cell line which is resistant to standard anticancer drug cisplatin. This tendency is observed also in Rumex abyssinicus, Tectona grandis and Hibiscus asper extracts, even if they are less effective against cell proliferation (Figures 12 A and B).


Anticancer and antimicrobial activities of some antioxidant-rich cameroonian medicinal plants.

Tamokou Jde D, Chouna JR, Fischer-Fodor E, Chereches G, Barbos O, Damian G, Benedec D, Duma M, Efouet AP, Wabo HK, Kuiate JR, Mot A, Silaghi-Dumitrescu R - PLoS ONE (2013)

Apoptosis induction capacity of the natural extracts in treated cancer cell lines.For every cell line treated with the four active extracts, a number of 3×100 cells were evaluated microscopically. The distribution of apoptotic (colored in green due to the conjugation of PS with Annexin V-Alexa Fluor), necrotic (appears in red as a result of the intracellular PI coloration) and colorless intact viable cell percent is different for each compound. For every substance they are statistically significant differences between the activity against ovarian vs. epidermal cells (Two-way Anova and Bonferroni post-test in 95% confidence interval).
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3569468&req=5

pone-0055880-g012: Apoptosis induction capacity of the natural extracts in treated cancer cell lines.For every cell line treated with the four active extracts, a number of 3×100 cells were evaluated microscopically. The distribution of apoptotic (colored in green due to the conjugation of PS with Annexin V-Alexa Fluor), necrotic (appears in red as a result of the intracellular PI coloration) and colorless intact viable cell percent is different for each compound. For every substance they are statistically significant differences between the activity against ovarian vs. epidermal cells (Two-way Anova and Bonferroni post-test in 95% confidence interval).
Mentions: The Ficus asperifolia and Psorospermum febrifugum extracts are selective against A2780cis ovary cells, a cell line which is resistant to standard anticancer drug cisplatin. This tendency is observed also in Rumex abyssinicus, Tectona grandis and Hibiscus asper extracts, even if they are less effective against cell proliferation (Figures 12 A and B).

Bottom Line: The AOA of emodin was significantly higher than that of 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin for both TEAC and HAPX methods.The lowest IC(50) values (i.e., highest cytotoxicity) were found for the extracts of Vismia laurentii, Psorospermum febrifugum, Pentadesma butyracea and Ficus asperifolia.Emodin is more toxic compared to the whole extract, 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

ABSTRACT
Traditional remedies have a long-standing history in Cameroon and continue to provide useful and applicable tools for treating ailments. Here, the anticancer, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ten antioxidant-rich Cameroonian medicinal plants and of some of their isolated compounds are evaluated.The plant extracts were prepared by maceration in organic solvents. Fractionation of plant extract was performed by column chromatography and the structures of isolated compounds (emodin, 3-geranyloxyemodin, 2-geranylemodin) were confirmed spectroscopically. The antioxidant activity (AOA) was determined using the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) bleaching method, the trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and the hemoglobin ascorbate peroxidase activity inhibition (HAPX) assays. The anticancer activity was evaluated against A431 squamous epidermal carcinoma, WM35 melanoma, A2780 ovary carcinoma and cisplatin-resistant A2780cis cells, using a direct colorimetric assay. The total phenolic content in the extracts was determined spectrophotometrically by the Folin-Ciocalteu method. Rumex abyssinicus showed the best AOA among the three assays employed. The AOA of emodin was significantly higher than that of 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin for both TEAC and HAPX methods. The lowest IC(50) values (i.e., highest cytotoxicity) were found for the extracts of Vismia laurentii, Psorospermum febrifugum, Pentadesma butyracea and Ficus asperifolia. The Ficus asperifolia and Psorospermum febrifugum extracts are selective against A2780cis ovary cells, a cell line which is resistant to the standard anticancer drug cisplatin. Emodin is more toxic compared to the whole extract, 3-geranyloxyemodin and 2-geranylemodin. Its selectivity against the platinum-resistant A2780cis cell line is highest. All of the extracts display antimicrobial activity, in some cases comparable to that of gentamycin.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus