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Post-cancer treatment of Condurango 30C, traditionally used in homeopathy, ameliorates tissue damage and stimulates reactive oxygen species in benzo[a]pyrene-induced lung cancer of rat
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 3, Issue 3,  2013, pp.25.1-25.8
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2013.0015
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Post-cancer treatment of Condurango 30C, traditionally used in homeopathy, ameliorates tissue damage and stimulates reactive oxygen species in benzo[a]pyrene-induced lung cancer of rat
Sikdar, Sourav; Khuda-Bukhsh, Anisur Rahman;
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Homoeopathically prepared Condurango 30C is traditionally used in amelioration of certain types of cancer by homeopathic practitioners. In this study, ability of Condurango 30C in amelioration of the conventional benzo[a]pyrene (BaP)-induced lung cancer in rat has been tested. After one month of scheduled oral feeding of BaP, lung cancer is routinely developed after four months in rats. Tumorbearing rats were then treated with Condurango 30C for the next one (), two () and three () months, respectively, and sacrificed. Efficacy of post-cancer treatment by Condurango 30C was evaluated against controls (placebo) by different study parameters like: body and lung weights, number and diameter of lung tumour nodules, lung architecture, DNA damage, anti-oxidant activity and reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation. Administration of this homeopathic remedy caused increase of body weight and decrease of lung weight, decrease in number and diameter of lung tumour nodules, particularly after one and two months of drug treatment. BaP intoxication significantly increased lipid peroxidase (LPO) with concomitant decrease in activities of different antioxidants, while Condurango 30C administration certainly reduce their levels than normal and cancerous groups, notably after one and two months` of drug treatment. Condurango 30C showed capability to induce ROS-mediated cell death evidenced from the study of ROS activities at different time-points. Further, the remedy possibly achieved its anticancer goal through mediation of DNA-nicks that possibly led cancer cells to the apoptotic pathway. Thus, Condurango 30C has anticancer potential in BaP-induced lung cancer of rats via tissue damage recovery and ROS-mediated programmed cell death.
lung cancer;benzo[a]pyrene (BaP);Condurango 30C;tissue damage repair;antioxidants;homeopathy;
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