From a friend at UCSF who is a cancer scientist

Steve1961 Member Posts: 301
edited April 2019 in Prostate Cancer #1

Here is some information on celastrol---I have looked at it for brain cancer and got very good observations---                                         Abstract



Treatment failure of prostate cancer (PCa) is often due to bone metastasis. Celastrol, an active constituent of Tripterygium wilfordii roots, has shown anti-tumor effects in previous studies in accordance with its indication in traditional Chinese medicine.



Using a PC-3 cell model, in vitro assays were performed to evaluate the effects of celastrol on proliferation, migration (wound healing assay), tissues invasion (Transwell–Matrigel penetration assay) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay). An intra-tibia injection mouse model was used to assess the effect of celastrol on PCa bone metastasis in vivo.



Pretreatment with celastrol significantly reduced proliferation of PC-3 cells in a dose-dependent manner and cell migration was much slower than in controls. Significantly fewer cells penetrated the gel-membrane after celastrol administration and their skeletal invasive ability was significantly reduced in a dose-dependent manner. Correspondingly, a significant, dose-dependent decrease in VEGF secretion was observed. In the in vivo mouse model, pretreatment with celastrol (8 μmol l−1) inhibited the tumorigenicity of PC-3 cells so that almost no bone invasion occurred as compared with control injections. Histological examinations using hematoxylin and eosin staining showed that tibiae injected with celastrol pretreated PC-3 cells retained their natural bone structure.



Celastrol may have preventive potential against PCa bone metastasis.


  • lighterwood67
    lighterwood67 Member Posts: 324 Member
    Good Article

    Celastrol is over the counter, right?  (Weight loss, increased energy, get more out of workouts, and some benefits in fighting cancer which cause many doctors to add it the the regimen of pills they give to cancer victims).