Abstract Title:

Diosmetin Induces Apoptosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells.

Abstract Source:

Mol Pharm. 2018 03 5 ;15(3):1353-1360. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29412683

Abstract Author(s):

Alessia Roma, Sarah G Rota, Paul A Spagnuolo

Article Affiliation:

Alessia Roma


Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive disease with limited and nonselective therapeutic options. This study explored the bioactivity and cell death inducing mechanism of diosmetin, a novel compound identified in a nutraceutical screen to impart selective anti-AML activity. Diosmetin, a citrus flavone, induced apoptosis characterized by increases in caspases 8 and 3/7 and the death inducing cytokine TNFα. In fact, through protein and mRNA expression analysis, activity was shown to be dependent on expression of estrogen receptor (ER) β. Treatment with diosmetin also delayed tumor growth in AML mouse xenografts. In summary, these studies highlight diosmetin as a novel therapeutic that induces apoptosis through estrogen receptor β.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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