Anti-Proliferative Effects of HBX-5 on Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
AbstractBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an age-dependent disorder with a prevalence percentage of 60% in the 60s, has been found to involve an androgenic hormone imbalance that causes confusion between cell apoptosis and proliferation. Because general medications for BPH treatment have undesirable side effects, the development of effective alternative medicines has been considered. HBX-5 is a newly developed formula with the aim of improving BPH, and is composed of nine medicinal herbs. BPH was induced in the rats by intramuscular injection of testosterone propionate after castration. Rats were divided into six groups, and the efficacy of HBX-5 on testosterone-induced BPH in rats was estimated. In addition, RWPE-1 and WPMY-1 cells were used to demonstrate the effect of HBX-5 on BPH in vitro model. Compared with the control group, HBX-5 administration group suppressed BPH manifestations, such as excessive development of prostate, and increase of serum dihydrotestosterone and 5α-reductase concentrations. Furthermore, immunohistochemistry analysis revealed that HBX-5 significantly decreased the expression of androgen receptor (AR) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). In addition, results of RWPE-1 and WPMY-1 cells showed that HBX-5 inhibited the over-expression of AR and PSA in DHT-induced prostate hyperplastic microenvironments. View Full-Text
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Jin, B.-R.; Kim, H.-J.; Park, S.-K.; Kim, M.-S.; Lee, K.-H.; Yoon, I.-J.; An, H.-J. Anti-Proliferative Effects of HBX-5 on Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Molecules 2018, 23, 2638.
Jin B-R, Kim H-J, Park S-K, Kim M-S, Lee K-H, Yoon I-J, An H-J. Anti-Proliferative Effects of HBX-5 on Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Molecules. 2018; 23(10):2638.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jin, Bo-Ram; Kim, Hyo-Jung; Park, Sang-Kyun; Kim, Myoung-Seok; Lee, Kwang-Ho; Yoon, Il-Joo; An, Hyo-Jin. 2018. "Anti-Proliferative Effects of HBX-5 on Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia." Molecules 23, no. 10: 2638.
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