Abstract Title:

Sesamin promotes apoptosis and pyroptosis via autophagy to enhance antitumour effects on murine T-cell lymphoma.

Abstract Source:

J Pharmacol Sci. 2021 Nov ;147(3):260-270. Epub 2021 Aug 10. PMID: 34507635

Abstract Author(s):

Ziyu Meng, Hui Liu, Jing Zhang, Zena Zheng, Ziwei Wang, Li Zhang, Zhenghu Jia, Yutong Sui

Article Affiliation:

Ziyu Meng


Sesamin is a lignan compound in plants that has various pharmacological effects, including reducing diabetes-associated injuries, regulating fatty acid and cholesterol metabolism, and exerting antiinflammatory and antitumour effects. Previous studies have reported that sesamin can inhibit the proliferation of several types of tumour cells and exert antitumour effects. However, the antitumour effect of sesamin on T-cell lymphoma is still unknown. In this study, we selected a T-cell lymphoma mouse model to investigate the mechanism of sesamin against T-cell lymphoma via programmed cell death in vivo and in vitro. We found that sesamin could significantly inhibit the growth of EL4 cells in a tumour-bearing mouse model. Sesamin markedly inhibited the proliferation of EL4 cells by inducing apoptosis, pyroptosis and autophagy. Autophagy occurred earlier than apoptosis and pyroptosis in EL4cells after sesamin treatment. Blocking autophagy inhibited apoptosis and pyroptosis in EL4 cells after sesamin treatment. Taken together, these results suggested that sesamin promoted apoptosis and pyroptosis via autophagy to enhance antitumour effects on murine T-cell lymphoma. This study expandsour knowledge of the pharmacological effects of sesamin on T-cell lymphoma, and provides a theoretical basis for the development of new antitumour drugs and treatments for T-cell lymphoma.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study
Additional Links
Pharmacological Actions : Apoptotic : CK(6986) : AC(5304)

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.