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dc.contributor.authorSwarnakar, Snehasikta-
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Sumit-
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-05T05:26:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-03-05T05:26:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009-02-
dc.identifier.issn0301-1208-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3329-
dc.description59-65en_US
dc.description.abstractCurcumin, a polyphenol derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa) possesses diverse pharmacological properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative activities. Endometriosis is a gyneocological disorder characterized by growth of endometrial tissues outside uterus that involves aberrant matrix remodeling. In this study the effect of curcumin was studied on surgically developed endometriosis in mice. Endometriosis with varying severity was developed in mice by peritoneal implantation of uterine fragments. The changes in matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and tissue inhibitor of metalloprotease (TIMP)-1 were investigated in endometriotic tissues following curcumin pre- and post-treatment. Results showed that MMP-9 activity increased gradually in endometriotic tissues with severity and curcumin treatment reversed the MMP-9 activity near to control value. Curcumin administered either post- or pre-endometriosis arrested endometriosis in a dose-dependent manner. It inhibited both MMP-9 activity and its expression at the level of secretion, during regression of endometriotic lesion. In addition, the attenuated activity of MMP-9 was associated with decreased expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) during healing, suggesting the anti-inflammatory property of curcumin. Moreover, curcumin pretreatment prevented lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation in endometriotic tissues. We reported here for the first time the anti-endometriotic property of curcumin via MMP-9 dependent pathway that may lead to new therapeutic intervention.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCSIRen_US
dc.sourceIJBB Vol.46(1) [February 2009]en_US
dc.subjectCurcuminen_US
dc.subjectEndometriosisen_US
dc.subjectMatrix metalloproteinaseen_US
dc.subjectTissue inhibitor of metalloproteinaseen_US
dc.subjectTumor necrosis factor-αen_US
dc.subjectExtracellular matrixen_US
dc.titleCurcumin arrests endometriosis by downregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 activityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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