Abstract Title:

Curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin induce cell death in Ara-C-resistant acute myeloid leukemia.

Abstract Source:

Phytother Res. 2019 Apr ;33(4):1199-1207. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PMID: 30834607

Abstract Author(s):

Yu-Hsin Tseng, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Jui-Pei Weng, Pei-Chin Lin

Article Affiliation:

Yu-Hsin Tseng


Most anticancer agents induce cancer cell death; however, multidrug-resistant cancers often lead to treatment failure. The effective use of curcumin as an anticancer agent has been demonstrated in clinical trials. Tetrahydrocurcumin, a major curcumin metabolite, exhibits pharmacological activities similar to those of curcumin. Curcumin induces cell death mainly through the apoptosis pathway, and tetrahydrocurcumin induces cell death mainly via an autophagy pathway in HL60 cells. Here, we investigated whether curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin can induce apoptosis- and autophagy-mediated cell deaths in Ara-C-resistant cancer cells, respectively. The results demonstrated that curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin induced cell death by apoptosis and autophagy, respectively, in Ara-C-resistant HL60 cells. Thus, curcumin and tetrahydrocurcumin have potential applications in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia with Ara-C resistance.

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 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.