EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND

Molecular nutrition & food research

Comparison of delphinidin, quercetin and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate as inhibitors of the EGFR and the ErbB2 receptor phosphorylation.


PMID 18618485

Abstract

In the present study, delphinidin was found to suppress the phosphorylation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) within human tumour cells (human colon carcinoma cell line (HT29), human vulva carcinoma cell line (A431)), albeit less effective than the flavonol quercetin. The higher potency of quercetin was also observed downstream on the level of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade. In addition, delphinidin, quercetin and (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) were found to suppress the phosphorylation of the ErbB2 receptor, with delphinidin exhibiting the strongest inhibitory properties. Their potency to suppress the ErbB2 receptor phosphorylation can be summarised as delphinidin > EGCG > quercetin. The effectiveness of delphinidin against the EGFR and the ErbB2 receptor was comparable, indicating a broader spectrum of activity against receptor tyrosine kinases. At low micromolar concentrations delphinidin showed some preference towards the ErbB2 receptor. In summary, quercetin and delphinidin appear to differ in their activity profile towards the ErbB receptor family members. Whereas quercetin was most effective against the EGFR, delphinidin exhibited some preference towards the ErbB2 receptor.

Related Materials

Product #

Image

Description

Molecular Formula

Add to Cart

T2067
Tyrphostin AG 879, 99% (HPLC)
C18H24N2OS