Volume 29, Number 4 (12-2005)                   Research in Medicine 2005, 29(4): 337-342 | Back to browse issues page


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Dendrostellera lessertii extract effects on TNF-α release and its receptors down regulation on cultured human monocytes. Research in Medicine. 2005; 29 (4) :337-342
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Background : We investigated the mechanism of action of Dendrostellera lessertii effects on decreasing size of adeno-carcinoma of rat intestine and breast tumors. This purpose followed by assessing its effects on TNF-α and TNF-α receptors on cultured human monocytes.

 Material and method : The breast and intestine tumors were induced in rats by DMBA and DMH, respectively. Human monocytes isolated by adhesion procedure. TNF-α in cultured media were measured by sensitive biotin-streptoavidin ELISA method and radio iodination was used for TNF-α receptors determination on human cultured monocytes.

Results : Oral administration of Dendrostellera lessertii extract during 20 consecutive weeks reduced significantly the diameter of tumor or eliminated them totally. Our data indicated that the plant extract at various doses did increase TNF-α release and in a time dependent manner decreases the TNF-α receptors in less than 90 minutes significantly in cultured human monocytes.

Conclusion : Dendrostellera lessertii extract (H2O/EtOH) decreases the size of rat adenocarcinoma breast tumors. Our data support that the extract probably act through increasing TNF-α releasing and decreasing TNF-α receptors on cultured human monocytes.

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Received: 2003/11/27

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