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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 65  |  Page : 675-681

FDY003 inhibits colon cancer in a Colo205 xenograft mouse model by decreasing oxidative stress


R&D Center, Forest Hospital, Songpagu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dae-Yeon Lee
Forest Hospital, 173, Ogeum-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/pm.pm_650_18

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Background: FDY003 is a traditional Korean medicine that has been developed as a complementary therapy for cancer. FDY003 contains various herbs such as Lonicera japonica, Artemisia capillaris Thunb., and Cordyceps militaris known to exhibit antioxidant and anticancer activities. Objective: The objective of this is to determine whether FDY003 represents a complementary therapy for colon cancer when it is injected using a syringe. Materials and Methods: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis was performed to determine the active ingredients of FDY003. The effect of FDY003 on the proliferation of Colo205 cells was investigated using the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The antioxidant effects of FDY003 on Colo205 cells were ascertained using oxidative markers such as lipid peroxidation and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. Markers of apoptosis in Colo205 cells after treatment with FDY003 were also measured. Based on the in vitro results, in vivo experiments were performed using Colo205 cell-induced xenograft mouse cancer model treated with FDY003. Results: HPLC analysis revealed that FDY003 contained various active ingredients known to possess antioxidant activities. The viability of Colo205 cells was decreased by FDY003 in a concentration-dependent manner. Cancer size and weight were significantly decreased in the group treated with FDY003, similar to those in the group treated with anticancer drug irinotecan. The expression of Bcl-2-associated X protein and caspase-3 was increased in cancer tissues derived from the FDY003-treated group. Serum levels of lipid peroxidation and DPPH were also significantly increased in the FDY003-treated group. Conclusion: FDY003 represents a potential complementary therapy for cancer due to its antioxidative effects and anticancer activity.


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