Oct 29, 2018

Umbelliprenin isolated from Ferula sinkiangensis inhibits tumor growth and migration through the disturbance of Wnt signaling pathway in gastric cancer

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Lijing ZhangLi Cao


The traditional herb medicine Ferula sinkiangensis K. M. Shen (F. sinkiangensis) has been used to treat stomach disorders in Xinjiang District for centuries. Umbelliprenin is the effective component isolated from F. sinkiangensis which is particularly found in plants of the family Ferula. We previously reported the promising effects of Umbelliprenin against gastric cancer cells, but its anti-migration effect remained unknown. Here we investigated the anti-migration effect and mechanism of Umbelliprenin in human gastric cancer cells. In SRB assay, Umbelliprenin showed cytotoxic activities in the gastric cancer cell lines AGS and BGC-823 in a dose-and-time-dependent manner, while it showed lower cytotoxic activity in the normal gastric epithelium cell line GES-1. During transwell, scratch and colony assays, the migration of tumor cells was inhibited by Umbelliprenin treatment. The expression levels of the Wnt-associated signaling pathway proteins were analyzed with western blots, and the results showed that Umbelliprenin decreased the expression levels of proteins of the Wnt signalling pathway, such as Wnt-2, β-catenin, GSK-3β, p-GSK-3β, Survivin and c-myc. The translocation of β-catenin to the nucleus was also inhibited by Umbel...Continue Reading

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Tumor Cells, Uncertain Whether Benign or Malignant
In Vivo
Gastric Epithelium
Human neutrophil peptide 3
MYC protein, human
Malignant Neoplasm of Stomach
Stomach Carcinoma

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