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Daucus carota pentane-based fractions arrest the cell cycle and increase apoptosis in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2014
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Title
Daucus carota pentane-based fractions arrest the cell cycle and increase apoptosis in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-14-387
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Wassim N Shebaby, Mohammad Mroueh, Kikki Bodman-Smith, Anthony Mansour, Robin I Taleb, Costantine F Daher, Mirvat El-Sibai

Abstract

Daucus carota L.ssp.carota (wild carrot), an herb used in folk medicine worldwide, was recently demonstrated to exhibit anticancer activity. In this study we examined the anticancer effect of Daucus carota oil extract (DCOE) fractions on the human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 and clarified the mechanism of action.Methods and results: Using the WST assay, the pentane fraction (F1) and 1:1 pentane:diethyl ether fraction (F2) were shown to possess the highest cytotoxicity against both cell lines. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that both fractions induced the accumulation of cells in the sub-G1 phase, increase in apoptotic cell death and chromatin condensation. The increase in apoptosis in response to treatment was also apparent in the increase in BAX and the decrease in Bcl-2 levels as well as the proteolytic cleavage of both caspase-3 and PARP as revealed by Western blot. Furthermore, treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells with either fraction significantly reduced the level of phosphorylated Erk but did not show any effect on phosphorylated Akt. The combined treatment with a potent PI3K inhibitor (wortmannin) and F1 or F2 fraction had a synergistic inhibitory effect on cell survival which shows that these two drugs work on different pathways.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Master 3 12%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 15%
Chemistry 4 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2014.
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#986,679
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Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#416
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#32,769
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#21
of 108 outputs
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