Nigella sativa has various pharmacological properties and has been used throughout history for a variety of reasons. However, there is limited data about the effects of Nigella sativa (NS) on human cancer cells. This study aimed at observing the roles of methanolic extract of N. sativa on apoptosis and autophagy pathway in the Human PC3 (prostate cancer) cell line. The cell viability was checked by MTT assay. Clonogenic assay was performed to demonstrate clonogenicity and Western blot was used to check caspase-3, TIGAR, p53, and LC3 protein expression. The results demonstrated that PC3 cell proliferation was inhibited, caspase-3 and p53 protein expression was induced, and LC3 protein expression was modulated. The clonogenic assay showed that PC3 cell line colonization was restricted. To conclude: N. sativa methanol extract had potent anti-cancer effects that inhibited cell viability, induced apoptosis, and inhibited clonogenicity in the PC3 cell line.
TOY, Yusuf; KIVRIK, Merve; Alkhafaji, Marwa H.; FARAJ, Aryan M.; GECIBESLER, Ibrahim H.; and AĞCA, Can A.
"Nigella sativa Methanol Extract Inhibits PC-3 Cell Line Colonization, Induced Apoptosis, and Modulated LC3-based Autophagy,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3219
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