Silibinin could be used to improve cancer therapeutics. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Silibinin to improve cancer therapeutics, as an apoptotic inducer, autophagy modulator, cell cycle inhibitor, and microRNAs regulator.
Life Sci. 2018 Oct 8. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PMID: 30308184
Silibinin is a natural plant polyphenol with high antioxidant and anticancer properties, which causes broad-spectrum efficacy against cancer, including cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in most cancer cell types. Silibinin, by modulating the apoptosis, cell cycle progression and autophagic pathways in various cellular and molecular routs might be used to design more effective anticancer strategies. Silibinin also regulates aberrant miRNAs expression linked to many aspects of cell biology in cancer. Maybe the most interesting aspect of silibinin is its ability to trigger multiple cellular signaling pathways to induce a particular biologic effect in various cell types. This review discusses investigations supporting the ability of silibinin to be as a natural modulator of involved cellular biological events in cancer progression. In this review, we introduce the salient features of silibinin therapy to optimize clinical outcomes for oncology patients. The goal of the treatments is to make it possible to eliminate the tumor with the minimum side effects and cure the patient in the early stage cancer. Therefore, plant extracts such as silibinin can be included in the treatments.