Abstract Title:

Ursolic acid promotes the apoptosis of cervical cancer cells by regulating endoplasmic reticulum stress.

Abstract Source:

J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2019 Apr ;45(4):877-881. Epub 2019 Jan 10. PMID: 30632222

Abstract Author(s):

Jin-Ling Guo, Teng Han, Le Bao, Xiao-Mei Li, Jing-Quan Ma, Li-Ping Tang

Article Affiliation:

Jin-Ling Guo


AIM: Ursolic acid is a triterpenoid common in plants and exhibits anti-carcinogenic activity. This study aimed to reveal the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in cervical cancer cell apoptosis promoted by ursolic acid.

METHODS: HeLa cells were treated with ursolic acid or/and 4-phenylbutyric acid. The viability and apoptosis of HeLa cells were evaluated by MTT assay and flow cytometry, respectively.

RESULTS: Ursolic acid decreased HeLa cell viability in a time- and dose- dependent manner, and induced HeLa cell apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, ursolic acid increased the expression of C/EBP homologous protein and glucose-regulated protein 78 at protein levels, while 4-phenylbutyric acid antagonized the apoptosis of HeLa cells induced by ursolic acid.

CONCLUSION: Ursolic acid inhibits the viability and promotes the apoptosis of HeLa cells. Endoplasmic reticulum stress may mediate the apoptosis of cervical cancer cells stimulated by ursolic acid.

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

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