Pharmacological effects and molecular mechanisms of action of a herbal medicine based on vitex agnus-castus

И. В. Высоцкая, В. П. Летягин

Abstract


Dyshormonal breast dysplasia is the most frequent pathology encountered by practitioners. The interest of clinicians to these processes is associated with several factors. On the one hand effective treatment, relieves symptoms, ensures the quality of life. On the other hand, mastitis is a risk factor for subsequent malignant tumor. Therefore, timely correction is a variant of primary prevention of breast cancer. The choice of the adequate tactics of conducting such patients from the existing diversity of dosage forms is the key to success.

The paper discusses the main molecular mechanisms that are implemented with the use of the drug Mastodynon®.


Keywords


dishormonal dysplasia; mastalgia; mastopathy; mastodynia; hyperprolactinemia; opioid receptors; receptors to estrogens; dopamine receptors; Mastodynon

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26. Ohyama, К., Akaike, Т., Imai, М., et al. “Human gastric signet ring carcinoma (КАТО-III) cell apoptosis induced bу Vitex agnus-castus fruit extract through intracellular oxidative stress.” Int J Biochem Сеll Biol 37.7 (2005): 1496–510. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocel.2005.02.016

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28. Qu, L., Liu, F.X., Сао, Х.С., et al. “Activation of the apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1/c-Jun N-terminal kinase pathway is involved in the casticin-induced apoptosis of colon cancer cells.” Ехр Ther Med 8.5 (2014): 1494–500. DOI: 10.3892/etm.2014.1934

29. Haïdara, К., Zamir, L., Shi, Q.W., Batist G. “The flavonoid Casticin has multiple mechanisms of tumor cytotoxicity action.” Cancer Lett 242.2 (2006): 180–90. DOI: 10.1016/j.canlet.2005.11.017

30. Wang, J., Zheng, Х., Zeng, G., et al. “Purified vitex in compound 1 in hibits growth and angiogenesis through activation of FОХО3а bу inactivation of Akt in hepatocellular carcinoma.” Int J Mol Med 33.2 (2014): 441–8. DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2013.1587

31. Zhou, J., Hu, Н., Long, J., et al. “Vitexin 6, а novel lignan, induces autophagy and apoptosis bу activating the Jun N-terminal kinase pathway.” Anticancer Drugs 24.9 (2013): 928–36. DOI: 10.1097/CAD.0b013e328364e8d3

32. Long, Х., Fan, М., Bigsby, R.M., Nephew, K.Р. “Apigenin inhibits antiestrogen-resistant breast cancer cell growth through estrogen receptor-alpha-dependent and estrogen receptor-alpha-independent mechanisms.” Mol Cancer Ther 7.7 (2008): 2096–108. DOI: 10.1158/1535–7163.MCT-07–2350





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