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Selective cytotoxicity of goniothalamin against hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells.


Al-Qubaisi, Mothanna and Rosli, Rozita and Yeap, Swee Keong and Omar, Abdul Rahman and Ali, Abdul Manaf and Mohamed Alitheen, Noorjahan Banu (2011) Selective cytotoxicity of goniothalamin against hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells. Molecules, 16 (4). pp. 2944-2959. ISSN 1420-3049; ESSN:1420-3049


Liver cancer has become one of the major types of cancer with high mortality and liver cancer is not responsive to the current cytotoxic agents used in chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was to examine the in vitro cytotoxicity of goniothalamin on human hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells and normal liver Chang cells. The cytotoxicity of goniothalamin against HepG2 and liver Chang cell was tested using MTT cell viability assay, LDH leakage assay, cell cycle flow cytometry PI analysis, BrdU proliferation ELISA assay and trypan blue dye exclusion assay. Goniothalamin selectively inhibited HepG2 cells [IC 50 = 4.6 (±0.23) μM in the MTT assay; IC 50 = 5.20 (±0.01) μM for LDH assay at 72 hours], with less sensitivity in Chang cells [IC 50 = 35.0 (±0.09) μM for MTT assay; IC 50 = 32.5 (±0.04) μM for LDH assay at 72 hours]. In the trypan blue dye exclusion assay, the Viability Indexes were 52 ± 1.73% for HepG2 cells and 62 ± 4.36% for Chang cells at IC 50 after 72 hours. Cytotoxicity of goniothalamin was related to inhibition of DNA synthesis, as revealed by the reduction of BrdU incorporation. At 72 hours, the lowest concentration of goniothalamin (2.3 μL) retained 97.6% of normal liver Chang cells proliferation while it reduced HepG2 cell proliferation to 19.8% as compared to control. Besides, goniothalamin caused accumulation of hypodiploid apoptosis and different degree of G2/M arrested as shown in cell cycle analysis by flow cytometry. Goniothalamin selectively killed liver cancer cell through suppression of proliferation and induction of apoptosis. These results suggest that goniothalamin shows potential cytotoxicity against hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16042944
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Goniothalamin; HepG2 cell; Liver Chang cell; Cytotoxicity.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 04:53
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 03:41
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24115
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