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n.1.(Chem.) A crystalline substance said to be found in the root of a certain plant of the Leadwort (Plumbago) family.
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Synergistic suppression of human breast cancer cells by combination of plumbagin and zoledronic acid in vitro.
Plumbagin, a medicinal plant (Plumbago zeylanica)-derived 1,4-naphthoquinone, inhibits growth and metastasisof human prostate cancer PC3M-luciferase cells in anorthotopic xenograft mouse model.
Plumbagin induces apoptotic and autophagic cell death through inhibition of the P13K/Akt/ mTOR pathway in human non-small cell lung cancer cells.
Antimicrobial activity in vitro of plumbagin isolated from Plumbago species.
Urologists, biologists, cancer specialists, pharmacologists, and other researchers from the US, Asia, Australia, and the UK address treatments like plant extracts, herbal formulations, natural products, yoga, acupuncture, naturopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy, Siddha medicine, triterpenoids and sesquiterpenoids, green tea polyphenols, plumbagin, neem, kava, bitter melon extract, pomegranate, Zyflamend, and Pomi-T.
Fang, "Targeting thioredoxin reductase by plumbagin contributes to inducing apoptosis of HL-60 cells," Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol.
Tsai, "Determination and identification of plumbagin from the roots of Plumbago zeylanica L.
He et al., "Induction of apoptosis and autophagy via sirtuin1- and PI3K/Akt/mTOR-mediated pathways by plumbagin in human prostate cancer cells," Drug Design, Development & Therapy, vol.
Effects of plumbagin on apoptosis and expression of apoptosis related proteins in human hepatic stellate cells.
Antidiabetic effect of plumbagin isolated from Plumbago zeylanica L root and its effect on GLLTT4 translocation in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.