Protective Role of Natural Products in Glioblastoma Multiforme: A Focus on Nitric Oxide Pathway

Author(s): Amir R. Afshari, Hamid Mollazadeh, Elmira Mohtashami, Arash Soltani, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Azar Hosseini, Mohammad Jalili-Nik, Mohammad Mahdi Vahedi, Mostafa Karimi Roshan, Amirhossein Sahebkar*

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 28 , Issue 2 , 2021

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Abstract:

In spite of therapeutic modalities such as surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) remains an incurable fatal disease. This necessitates further therapeutic options that could enhance the efficacy of existing modalities. Nitric Oxide (NO), a short-lived small molecule, has been revealed to play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of GBM. Several studies have demonstrated that NO is involved in apoptosis, metastasis, cellular proliferation, angiogenesis, invasion, and many other processes implicated in GBM pathobiology. Herein, we elaborate on the role of NO as a therapeutic target in GBM and discuss some natural products affecting the NO signaling pathway.

Keywords: Glioblastoma multiforme, nitric oxide, apoptosis, metastasis, angiogenesis, natural products.

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VOLUME: 28
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2021
Published on: 30 December, 2020
Page: [377 - 400]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/0929867327666200130104757
Price: $65

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