A Review on Phytopharmaceuticals having Concomitant Experimental Anti-diabetic and Anti-cancer Effects as Potential Sources for Targeted Therapies Against Insulin-mediated Breast Cancer Cell Invasion and Migration

Author(s): Vibhavana Singh, Rakesh Reddy, Antarip Sinha, Venkatesh Marturi, Shravani S. Panditharadyula, Asis Bala*

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2021

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Diabetes and breast cancer are pathophysiologically similar and clinically established diseases that co-exist with a wider complex similar molecular signalling and having a similar set of risk factors. Insulin plays a pivotal role in the invasion and migration of breast cancer cells. Several ethnopharmacological evidences shed light on the concomitant anti-diabetic and anti-cancer activity of medicinal plant and phytochemicals against breast tumors of patients with diabetes. This present article reviewed the findings on medicinal plants and phytochemicals with concomitant antidiabetic and anti-cancer effects reported in scientific literature to facilitate the development of dual- acting therapies against diabetes and breast cancer. The schematic tabular form of published literature on medicinal plants (63 plants belongs to 45 families) concluded the dynamics of phytochemicals against diabetes and breast tumors that could be explored further for the discovery of therapies for controlling of breast cancer cell invasion and migration in patients with diabetes.

Keywords: Breast cancer cell, invasion, migration, medicinal plants, ethnopharmacological phytomolecules, concomitant antidiabetic, anticancer activity and molecular target for drug design.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 05 April, 2021
Page: [49 - 74]
Pages: 26
DOI: 10.2174/1573394716999200831113335
Price: $65

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