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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 and Amirhossein Sahebkar*   Pages 1 - 21 ( 21 )

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.

Affiliation:

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Halal Research Center of IRI, FDA, Tehran



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