THE EFFECT OF PURIFIED NIGELLA SATIVA LECTIN AGAINST TUMOR DEVELOPMENT IN FEMALE ALBINO MICE AND GENETIC POLYMORPHISM IN PUMA GENEAbstract
The purpose of this study examine whether the polymorphism in p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) gene consequential treated with purified Nigella sativa lectin in tumor induced mice. Nigella sativa (N. sativa) is a widely used medicinal plant throughout the world. Possess a seed lectin that was purified by combination of ammonium sulfate precipitation and affinity chromatography on a Sepharose 4B column. The Nigella sativa strongly agglutinated human erythrocytes. The hemagglutinating activity of lectin was maintained after incubation at a wide range of temperature and pH and also was independent of divalent cations. By sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis, lectin exhibited an electrophoretic profile consisting of a single band with apparent molecular mass of 45 kDa. Experimental groups were organized into 6 groups including 10 animals per each, additionally control group, blood samples were collected form mice before and after lectin treatment for liver and kidney enzymes biochemical analysis, Data statistical analysis for mitochondrial enzymes in our study showed a very highly significant (P>0.001) difference in the mean value of serum enzymes isolated from treatments groups with the polymorphism of the PUMA gene were typed from genomic DNA, the results from PUMA showed a strong deferent between the treatments with lectin.
Wael S. Abdel-Mageed *, Marwa M. Marey and Khalil El-Halfawy
Lecturer of Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Sadat University, Egypt
06 May, 2016
17 June, 2016
29 June, 2016
01 October 2016