According to the World Health Organization Cancer is the second cause of death globally. The methanol extracts of fourteen Middle-Eastern plants of the family Asteraceae were screened for antiproliferative activity on five cancer cell lines (A2780, MCF7, HeLa, RKO and Jurkat) by using MTT assay. Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke was selected for isolation and elucidation of the bioactive constituents by 1D- and 2D-NMR, and MS analyses. Flow cytometry was used to evaluate cell cycle analysis, apoptotic hallmarks and reactive oxygen species. P. punctulata yielded a new sesquiterpene characterized as 7-hydroxy eudesman-3,5-dien-2-one (punctulin) (3) and three known sesquiterpenes: 1, 2 and 4. The antiproliferative activity of all sesquiterpenes was evaluated in Jurkat (T-cell leukemia) and HeLa cancer cell lines. 10-hydroxy-8-oxo-cyperone (1) has induced a significant growth inhibition in Jurkat and HeLa cells (IC50 =12 and 18 mu M respectively). Flow cytometry of compound 1 has elucidated the mechanism of action by showing its ability to induce cell cycle arrest in Jurkat cells mainly in G0/G1 and, less markedly, in G2/M. Compound 1 also expressed strong antioxidant activity by reducing the basal level of peroxides DHFDA-load in Jurkat cells. Antioxidant activity of compound 1 may have contributed to the observed cell cycle arrest.

Cytotoxicity of some plants of the asteraceae family: Antiproliferative activity of Psiadia punctulata root sesquiterpenes

De Tommasi N.
Supervision
;
Malafronte N.
Formal Analysis
;
Cotugno R.
Investigation
2019

Abstract

According to the World Health Organization Cancer is the second cause of death globally. The methanol extracts of fourteen Middle-Eastern plants of the family Asteraceae were screened for antiproliferative activity on five cancer cell lines (A2780, MCF7, HeLa, RKO and Jurkat) by using MTT assay. Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke was selected for isolation and elucidation of the bioactive constituents by 1D- and 2D-NMR, and MS analyses. Flow cytometry was used to evaluate cell cycle analysis, apoptotic hallmarks and reactive oxygen species. P. punctulata yielded a new sesquiterpene characterized as 7-hydroxy eudesman-3,5-dien-2-one (punctulin) (3) and three known sesquiterpenes: 1, 2 and 4. The antiproliferative activity of all sesquiterpenes was evaluated in Jurkat (T-cell leukemia) and HeLa cancer cell lines. 10-hydroxy-8-oxo-cyperone (1) has induced a significant growth inhibition in Jurkat and HeLa cells (IC50 =12 and 18 mu M respectively). Flow cytometry of compound 1 has elucidated the mechanism of action by showing its ability to induce cell cycle arrest in Jurkat cells mainly in G0/G1 and, less markedly, in G2/M. Compound 1 also expressed strong antioxidant activity by reducing the basal level of peroxides DHFDA-load in Jurkat cells. Antioxidant activity of compound 1 may have contributed to the observed cell cycle arrest.
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