In this study, we report a novel anticarcinogenic activity of an organosulfur compound from garlic, diallyl disulfide (DADS). DADS treatment significantly inhibited the growth of H-ras oncogene transformed tumors in nude mice. As compared to controls, the appearance of tumors was also delayed markedly by oral administration of DADS. The inhibition of tumor growth by DADS treatment correlated with the inhibition of p21(H-ras) membrane association in the tumor tissue. The levels of membrane associated p21(H-ras) were markedly lower in the tumor tissues of DADS treated mice as compared to controls. An opposite trend, however, was evident for cytosolic p21(H-ras). Furthermore, DADS treatment resulted in a significant inhibition of hepatic as well as tumoral 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase activity. These results indicate that DADS suppresses the growth of H-ras oncogene transformed tumors in nude mice by inhibiting the membrane association of tumoral p21(H-ras).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Aug 14 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology