Abstract Title:

Leukemia cells apoptosis by a newly discovered heterogeneous polysaccharide from Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels.

Abstract Source:

Carbohydr Polym. 2020 Aug 1 ;241:116279. Epub 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32507223

Abstract Author(s):

Wenjuan Liu, Kaimin Xiao, Li Ren, Yi Sui, Jie Chen, Tian Zhang, Xiao-Qiang Li, Wei Cao

Article Affiliation:

Wenjuan Liu


Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is a potential target for acute myeloid leukemia therapeutics which contains a carbohydrate-recognition domain. However, the development of polysaccharide inhibitors against Gal-3 is insufficient. In this research, we found a polysaccharide from Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, named APS-2I, that can bind to Gal-3 with dissociation constant (Kd) of 9.35 ± 0.3 μM and activate the intrinsic apoptosis pathways to induce leukemia cells apoptosis. APS-2I is a homogeneous polysaccharide with a molecular weight of 7.2 × 10Da, that composes of mannose, rhamnose, galacturonic acid, glucose, galactose and arabinose with a ratio of 4:5:1:10:23:39. In addition, a galactosidase digested fraction of APS-2I named G-4 showed higher affinity to Gal-3 with the Kd of 1.97 ± 0.7 μM and higher apoptosis inducing effect on leukemia cells, which demonstrated that G-4 contains the bio-active structural region of APS-2I. This study provides effective basis for structural analysis and the anti-leukemia mechanism of Angelica polysaccharide APS-2I.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Apoptotic : CK(6986) : AC(5304)

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