Abstract Title:

Curcumin inhibits Ec109 cell growth via an AMPK-mediated metabolic switch.

Abstract Source:

Life Sci. 2015 Aug 1 ;134:49-55. Epub 2015 May 31. PMID: 26037398

Abstract Author(s):

Feng-Juan Zhang, Hong-Sheng Zhang, Yang Liu, Ying-Hui Huang

Article Affiliation:

Feng-Juan Zhang


AIMS: Glycolytic enzymes are always greatly increased in cancer cells. Whether metabolic reprogramming is involved in curcumin-mediated inhibition of cancer cell growth is unknown.

MAIN METHODS: In this study, cell viability was assayed with MTS analysis; cell cycle was measured with flow cytometry analysis. RT-PCR and western blotting were used to analyse the mRNA and protein expression, respectively.

KEY FINDINGS: Here we demonstrated that curcumin inhibited cancer cell growth, especially for Ec109 cells. Curcumin induced cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase. Curcumin caused a significant down-regulation of glycolytic enzymes expressions in a dose-dependent manner. Our results further indicated that the AMPK was required for curcumin-mediated down-regulation of glycolytic enzymes. AMPK-mediated down-regulation of glycolytic enzymes blocked Ec109 cell growth.

SIGNIFICANCE: Taken together, our results revealed that the AMPK-mediated metabolic switch plays an important role in esophageal cancer cell growth.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.