Diallyl sulfide (DAS) is one of the major components of garlic (Allium sativum) and is widely used in the world for food. In this study, DAS was selected for testing the inhibition of arylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity (N-acetylation of 2-aminofluorene) and gene expression (mRNA NAT) in human colon cancer cell lines (colo 205, colo 320 DM and colo 320 HSR). The NAT activity was examined by high performance liquid chromatography and indicated that a 24 h DAS treatment decreases N-acetylation of 2-aminofluorene in three colon (colo 205, 320 DM and colo 320 HSR) cancer cell lines. The NAT enzymes (protein) were analyzed by western blotting and flow cytometry and it indicated that DAS decreased the levels of NAT in three colon (colo 205, 320 DM and colo 320 HSR) cancer cell lines. The gene expression of NAT (mRNAT NAT) was determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), it was shown that DAS affect mRNA NAT expression in examined human colon cancer cell lines. This report is the first to demonstrate that DAS does inhibit human colon cancer cell NAT activity and gene expression.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Garlic has been reported to have chemopreventive effects against a variety of cancers. However, different garlic preparations contain different constituents. We investigated the chemopreventive effect of aged garlic extract (AGE), an odorless product from prolonged extraction of fresh garlic, on colon carcinogenesis and cell proliferation in 1,2- dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colon neoplastic rats. Rats were given weekly subcutaneous injections of DMH (20mg/kg) for 20 wk, and fed either a basal diet or one containing 4% AGE. Serum from AGE-treated rats contained detectable S-allylcysteine. The AGE diet significantly reduced the number of colon tumors and aberrant crypt foci compared to the basal diet. Cell proliferation of normal-appearing colonic mucosa was assessed by MIB-5 immunohistochemistry. AGE treatment significantly decreased the mean MIB-5-labeling index. These findings suggest AGE has a chemopreventive effect on colon carcinogenesis through suppression of cell proliferation. J. Nutr. 136: 847S-851S, 2006.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: N-Acetylation by hepatic arylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT, EC 126.96.36.199) is a major route in the metabolism and detoxification of numerous drugs and foreign chemicals. NAT is the target of a common genetic polymorphism of clinical relevance in human populations. We have used our recently isolated rabbit cDNA rnat to clone three human NAT genes from human leukocyte DNA. None of the three genomic coding sequences was interrupted by introns. Two genes, designated NAT1 and NAT2, each possessed open reading frames of 870 bp. Both genes have been assigned to human chromosome 8, pter-q11. Following transfection they were transiently expressed in monkey kidney COS-1 cells. NAT1 and NAT2 gave rise to functional NAT proteins, as judged by their NAT enzyme activity with the arylamine substrate sulfamethazine. Western blots with NAT-specific antisera detected proteins of apparent molecular weight of 33 and 31 kD in NAT1- and NAT2-transfected cultures, respectively. The product of NAT2 had an identical apparent molecular weight as that of NAT detected in human liver cytosol. The deduced amino acid sequence of NAT2 also contained 6 peptide sequences which had previously been determined from tryptic peptides of the polymorphic NAT purified from human liver. These data suggest that NAT2 encodes the polymorphic NAT protein. The third gene, NATP, had multiple deleterious mutations and did not encode a functional NAT protein; it most likely represents a pseudogene.
DNA and Cell Biology 05/1990; 9(3):193-203. DOI:10.1089/dna.1990.9.193 · 2.06 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: It is well documented that arylamine carcinogens are N-acetylated by cytosolic N-acetyltransferase (NAT) enzyme. NAT plays an important role in the metabolizing of those arylamine compounds. 2-Aminofluorene (AF) is an arylamine carcinogen which has been demonstrated to induce carcinogenesis in laboratory animals. Our previous study has shown that a human promyelocytic leukemia cell line, HL-60, displays NAT activity. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether or not wogonin could affect the N-acetylation of AF in HL-60. N-acetylated and non-N-acetylated AF were determined by using high performance liquid chromatography. Wogonin displayed a dose-dependent inhibition of NAT activity in cytosols and intact cells. Wogonin also decreased AF-DNA adduct formation in these cells. The effects of wogonin on the NAT enzymes levels were also examined by Western blotting and flow cytometry and the changes of NAT gene expression were examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and cDNA microarray. The results demonstrated that wogonin inhibited NAT1 mRNA gene expression and the level of NAT enzyme in HL-60 cells. This is the first demonstration that wogonin affects human leukemia cells' NAT activity in vitro.
Anticancer research 01/2005; 25(1A):127-32. · 1.83 Impact Factor
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