Abstract Title:

Berberine loaded liquid crystalline nanostructure inhibits cancer progression in adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial cells in vitro.

Abstract Source:

J Food Biochem. 2021 Oct 5:e13954. Epub 2021 Oct 5. PMID: 34609010

Abstract Author(s):

Meenu Mehta, Vamshikrishna Malyla, Keshav R Paudel, Dinesh Kumar Chellappan, Philip M Hansbro, Brian G Oliver, Kamal Dua

Article Affiliation:

Meenu Mehta


Metastasis represents the leading cause of death in lung cancer patients. C-X-C Motif Chemokine Ligand 8 (CXCL-8), Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 20 (CCL-20) and heme oxygenase -1 (HO-1) play an important role in cancer cell proliferation and migration. Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from several herbs in the Papaveraceae family that exhibits anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antidiabetic properties. Therefore, the aim of present study is to investigate the inhibitory potential of berberine monoolein loaded liquid crystalline nanoparticles (berberine-LCNs) against cancer progression. Berberine-LCNs were prepared by mixing berberine, monoolein and poloxamer 407 (P407) using ultrasonication method. A549 cells were treated with or without 5 µM dose of berberine LCNs for 24 hr and total cellular protein was extracted and further analyzed for the protein expression of CCl-20, CXCL-8 and HO-1 using human oncology array kit. Our results showed that berberine-LCNs significantly reduced the expression of CCl-20, CXCL-8 and HO-1 at dose of 5µM. Collectively, our findings suggest that berberine-LCNs have inhibitory effect on inflammation/oxidative stress related cytokines i.e. CCL20, CXCL-8, and HO-1 which could be a novel therapeutic target for the management of lung cancer. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid extracted from various plants of Papaveraceae family. CXCL-8, CCL-20 and HO-1 play an important role in cancer progression. Our study showed that Berberine LCNs significantly downregulate the expression of CXCL-8, CCL-20 and HO-1 which suggests that Berberine loaded nanoparticles could be a promising therapeutic alternative for the management of lung cancer.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Chemotherapeutic : CK(2328) : AC(1086)

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