Synergistic effect of sorafenib with Platycladus orientalis (L) leaf extract on cervical cancer




Bcl-2, Franco, HeLa cells, PCNA, Platycladus orientalis (L.), Sorafenib, TIG3.


The extracts of Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco leaves have shown promising anti-cancer, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory potency with the traditional knowledge of healing HPV associated warts. The purpose of this research is to assess the synergistic activity of sorafenib and Platycladus orientalis (L) leaf extraction on cervical cancer cells. The cytotoxicity efficiency of different concentrations of Sorafenib and ethanol extract of Platycladus orientalis (L.) leaves were tested on HeLa cells by MTT and Trypan blue assays. The synergistic effect of the IC50 concentrations of Sorafenib and Platycladus orientalis (L.) on HeLa cell by MTT assay, and mRNA expression levels of tumor suppressor tazarotene-induced gene 3 (TIG3), proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) gene and apoptosis modulator (Bcl-2) gene by RT-PCR were evaluated with individual treatments. Combination treatment showed a relatively more expression of TIG3 and less expression of Bcl-2 and PCNA was observed. Growth factor-induced MAPKP activation was arrested by compound combination treatment, which and suppression of proliferation-induced apoptosis of cervical cancer cells. Based on the our results, the combination of sorafenib and crude leaf extract from Platycladus orientalis (L.) can effectively suppress cervical cancer cell growth, thereby providing an interesting rationale for further clinical trials and in-vivo studies.


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SAMUEL, E., WILSON, D.D., TOMY, C., NALLAKANNU , D.J.I., SIDDIKUZZAMAN, AAVANY BALASUBRAMANIAN and V. M. BERLIN GRACE, 2023. Synergistic effect of sorafenib with Platycladus orientalis (L) leaf extract on cervical cancer. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 39, pp. e39011. [Accessed12 June 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v39n0a2023-62558. Available from:



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