REVIEW Na+/K+-and Mg2+-ATPase inhibitor. Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Induces apoptosis. Modulates the Bcl-2 family. Shows antiplaque activity in humans.
Induction of apoptosis by sanguinarine in C6 rat glioblastoma cells is associated with the modulation of the Bcl-2 family and activation of caspases through downregulation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase and Akt: M.H. Han, et al.; Anticancer Drugs 18, 913 (2007).
Metabolism of sanguinarine: the facts and the myths: Z. Dvorak & V. Simanek; Curr. Drug Metab. 8, 173 (2007), Review.
Chelerythrine and sanguinarine dock at distinct sites on BclXL that are not the classic BH3 binding cleft: Y.H. Zhang, et al.; J. Mol. Biol. 364, 538 (2006).
The effect of chelerythrine on cell growth, apoptosis, and cell cycle in human normal and cancer cells in comparison with sanguinarine: J. Malikova, et al.; Cell Biol. Toxicol. 22, 439 (2006).