African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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The effects of β-elemene on the expression of mTOR, HIF-1α, surviving in lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell

E Tong, Y Xu, G Li, K Zou, L Zou


The purpose of this manuscript was to study the regulation effects of  â-elemene combined with radiotherapy on three different gene expressions in lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell. mTOR gene, HIF-1á gene, Survivin gene were included in the gene group. Cell culture and RT-PCR were applied to finish this research. Hypoxia Control group, Hypoxia â-elemene group, Hypoxia â-elemene combined with irradiation group were set to compare the differences of three different gene expressions. The most active effects were found in the group of Hypoxia irradiation combined with â-elemene. In this group, the mTOR gene, HIF-1á gene, Survivin gene expressions were all down-regulated when compared with the single treatment groups, and
there were significantly statistical differences.

Key words: â-elemene, A549, mTOR, HIF-1á, Survivin, Rhizoma Curcumae.

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