Piceatannol exhibits selective toxicity to multiple myeloma cells. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Piceatannol exhibits selective toxicity to multiple myeloma cells and influences the Wnt/ beta-catenin pathway.
Hematol Oncol. 2014 Dec ;32(4):197-204. Epub 2014 Jan 27. PMID: 24470348
Frederic Carsten Schmeel
Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling promotes development and progression of various malignant neoplasms. Recent studies observed that the Wnt pathway is constitutively active in myeloma cells and promotes an exaggerated proliferation. Thus, the Wnt signaling pathway might be an attractive therapeutic target for multiple myeloma. In this study, we identified piceatannol as an inhibitor of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and as a potent inducer of apoptosis in myeloma cells. Interestingly, healthy cells remained mainly unaffected. These results reveal a significant selective induction of apoptosis by piceatannol and suggest a significant in vivo effect against multiple myeloma.