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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(2), 307;

Downregulation of Pro-Inflammatory and Pro-Angiogenic Pathways in Prostate Cancer Cells by a Polyphenol-Rich Extract from Olive Mill Wastewater

School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20900 Monza, Italy
Scientific and Technology Pole, IRCCS MultiMedica, 20138 Milano, Italy
Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Laboratory of Immunology and General Pathology, University of Insubria, 21100 Varese, Italy
Equal last authorship contribution.
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Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Olive Bioactives, Nutraceuticals and Health)
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Dietary phytochemicals are particularly attractive for chemoprevention and are able to modulate several signal transduction pathways linked with cancer. Olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet, is an abundant source of phenolic compounds. Olive oil production is associated with the generation of a waste material, termed ‘olive mill wastewater’ (OMWW) that have been reported to contain water-soluble polyphenols. Prostate cancer (PCa) is considered as an ideal cancer type for chemopreventive approaches, due to its wide incidence but relatively long latency period and progression time. Here, we investigated activities associated with potential preventive properties of a polyphenol-rich olive mill wastewater extract, OMWW (A009), on three in vitro models of PCa. A009 was able to inhibit PCa cell proliferation, adhesion, migration, and invasion. Molecularly, we found that A009 targeted NF-κB and reduced pro-angiogenic growth factor, VEGF, CXCL8, and CXCL12 production. IL-6/STAT3 axis was also regulated by the extract. A009 shows promising properties, and purified hydroxytyrosol (HyT), the major polyphenol component of A009, was also active but not always as effective as A009. Finally, our results support the idea of repositioning a food waste-derived material for nutraceutical employment, with environmental and industrial cost management benefits. View Full-Text
Keywords: olive mill wastewater; polyphenols; hydroxytyrosol; prevention; prostate cancer olive mill wastewater; polyphenols; hydroxytyrosol; prevention; prostate cancer

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Baci, D.; Gallazzi, M.; Cascini, C.; Tramacere, M.; De Stefano, D.; Bruno, A.; Noonan, D.M.; Albini, A. Downregulation of Pro-Inflammatory and Pro-Angiogenic Pathways in Prostate Cancer Cells by a Polyphenol-Rich Extract from Olive Mill Wastewater. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 307.

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