The In Vitro Anti-Tumor Activity of Phycocyanin against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells
AbstractPhycocyanin, a type of functional food colorant, is shown to have a potent anti-cancer property. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the most aggressive form of cancers with few effective therapeutic options. Previous studies have demonstrated that phycocyanin exerts a growth inhibitory effect on NSCLC A549 cells. However, its biological function and underlying regulatory mechanism on other cells still remain unknown. Here, we investigated the in vitro function of phycocyanin on three typical NSCLC cell lines, NCI-H1299, NCI-H460, and LTEP-A2, for the first time. The results showed that phycocyanin could significantly induce apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, as well as suppress cell migration, proliferation, and the colony formation ability of NSCLC cells through regulating multiple key genes. Strikingly, phycocyanin was discovered to affect the cell phenotype through regulating the NF-κB signaling of NSCLC cells. Our findings demonstrated the anti-neoplastic function of phycocyanin and provided valuable information for the regulation of phycocyanin in NSCLC cells. View Full-Text
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Hao, S.; Yan, Y.; Li, S.; Zhao, L.; Zhang, C.; Liu, L.; Wang, C. The In Vitro Anti-Tumor Activity of Phycocyanin against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 178.
Hao S, Yan Y, Li S, Zhao L, Zhang C, Liu L, Wang C. The In Vitro Anti-Tumor Activity of Phycocyanin against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells. Marine Drugs. 2018; 16(6):178.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hao, Shuai; Yan, Yan; Li, Shuang; Zhao, Lei; Zhang, Chan; Liu, Liyun; Wang, Chengtao. 2018. "The In Vitro Anti-Tumor Activity of Phycocyanin against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells." Mar. Drugs 16, no. 6: 178.
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