Anticancer effect of Polyphyllin Ι in colorectal cancer cells through ROS-dependent autophagy and G2/M arrest mechanisms

Si Yu, Lijiao Wang, Zhixing Cao, Daoyin Gong, Qianyi Liang, Hanting Chen, Huizhu Fu, Wenwen Wang, Xue Tang, Zihao Xie, Yang He, Cheng Peng & Yuzhi Li
Polyphyllin Ι is a steroidal saponin isolated from the rhizoma of Paris polyphylla. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the anticancer effects of polyphyllin Ι in colorectal cancer and to elucidate the potential underlying molecular mechanisms. Using, CCK8 assay, flow cytometry, laser confocal microscope analysis and western blot, the anticancer effects of the polyphyllin Ι were analysed in colorectal cells. Our results indicate that polyphyllin Ι significantly decreased cell viability of HCT 116...