Next Article in Journal
Novel Anticancer Capacities of Saffron
Previous Article in Journal
The Role of Lidocaine in the Dunning Model Rat Prostate Cancer Cells: Cell Kinetics and Motility
Article Menu
Issue 10 (NPCPT 2017) cover image

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessAbstract
Proceedings 2017, 1(10), 1012;

The Effect of Herbal Medicine on Neuroblastoma Cell Line in Culture

Department of Histology & Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa 45047, Turkey
Department of Histology & Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir Economy University, Izmir 35040, Turkey
Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Natural Products for Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Kayseri, Turkey, 8–11 November 2017.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Published: 15 November 2017
PDF [155 KB, uploaded 27 November 2017]


Nowadays, interest in studies of traditional medicine in the world has gradually increased due to its potential to complement modern medicine, there are many phoytotherapautic plants that are used for the herbal medicine. Neuroblastoma (NB), is an embryonal tumor of the sympathetic nervous system, accounts for 15% of pediatric cancer deaths. In this study, we investigated to effect of several plants such as Viscum album, Inula viscosa, Hypericum perforatum, Lysimachia nummularia, Pinus pinaster and Rubus caeisus, Oleocanthal, is popular for the antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial features on the mouse neuroblastoma cell line Na2B. The effects of plants on the Na2B cell lines and mesenchymal stem cell. Viability of the cells were investigated via MTT assay for IC50 level. eNOS and VEGF immunohistochemical staining were done to show the oxidative stress and angiogenesis respectively. Also TUNNEL assay were done for the apoptosis. The best results were taken from the Inulo viscosa and Rubus caeisus. These plants showed the greater eNOS expression and the lower VEGF expression and TUNNEL staining. Moreover these plants were not toxic for the mesenchymal stem cell. Our results showed that the effect of especially Inulo viscosa and Rubus caeisus have potential effect for cancer treatment.
Keywords: Na2B; phytotherapy; apotosis; eNOS; VEGF Na2B; phytotherapy; apotosis; eNOS; VEGF
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Şen, B.; Toros, P.; Sönmez, P.K.; Özkut, M.; Öztürk, Ş.; Çöllü, F.; Inan, S.; Tuğlu, I. The Effect of Herbal Medicine on Neuroblastoma Cell Line in Culture. Proceedings 2017, 1, 1012.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Proceedings EISSN 2504-3900 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top