Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

n/a

Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo

Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing.

Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free.

In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features.

We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion!

For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here.

Abstract Title:

Antitumor and antimetastatic effects of walnut oil in esophageal adenocarcinoma cells.

Abstract Source:

Clin Nutr. 2017 Nov 1. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PMID: 29126716

Abstract Author(s):

Saime Batirel, Ayse Mine Yilmaz, Ali Sahin, Nikolaos Perakakis, Nesrin Kartal Ozer, Christos S Mantzoros

Article Affiliation:

Saime Batirel

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Walnuts contain many components including specific fatty acids, which could be active against cancer. Even though the anticarcinogenic effect of some of the individual fatty acids in walnut oil has been described, the effect of walnut oil itself on esophageal cancer cells hasn't yet been investigated.

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether walnut oil affects tumor growth and metastatic potential in esophageal cancer cells.

METHODS: The human esophageal adenocarcinoma cell line, OE19, was treated with different doses of walnut oil and cell viability, apoptosis/necrosis and cell cycle analyses were performed using WST-1 assay and flow cytometry respectively. Adhesion, colony formation and wound healing assays were performed to assess the antimetastatic effects of walnut oil. NFkB expression was evaluated with western blot analysis.

RESULTS: Walnut oil decreased the cell viability of esophageal cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. 20 mg/mL walnut oil reduced cell viability by ∼50% when compared with control. The analysis revealed that necrosis and accumulation of cells in G0/G1 phase was induced in the cells treated with high doses of walnut oil. It also down-regulated the protein levels of NFkB. Walnut oil suppressed the adhesion, migration and colony formation of the cells.

CONCLUSIONS: High-dose short-term administration of walnut oil reduces the cell viability and metastatic ability of esophageal cancer cells, while exhibiting anticarcinogenic effect by inducing necrosis and cell cycle arrest at the G0/G1 phase, probably through suppression of the NFkB pathway. These data indicate that walnut oil, and by extension walnut consumption, may have beneficial effects in esophageal cancer in humans. This should be tested by clinical trials in the future.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2018 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.