Network pharmacology and experimental investigation of Rhizoma polygonati extract targeted kinase with herbzyme activity for potent drug delivery

Yingqiu Xie, Chengling Mu, Bexultan Kazybay, Qinglei Sun, Aidana Kutzhanova, Guldan Nazarbek, Na Xu, Lazzat Nurtay, Qian Wang, Amr Amin, Xugang Li

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Abstract

Rhizoma polygonati (Huangjing, RP) has been used for a long history with many chemical components in inducing anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-diabetes, anti-fatigue, and more prevention of diseases or acts as nutrition sources in food. Here we investigated RP extract combination with kinase inhibitors in anti-cell growth and blockade in pathways targeting kinases. Experimental investigation and network pharmacology analysis were applied to test the potent kinase-mediated signaling. Herbzyme activity was determined by substrate with optical density measurement. Extract of processed RP inhibits cell growth in a much greater manner than alone when applied in combination with inhibitors of mTOR or EGFR. Moreover, processing methods of RP from Mount Tai (RP-Mount Tai) play essential roles in herbzyme activity of phosphatase suggesting the interface is also essential, in addition to the chemical component. The network pharmacology analysis showed the chemical component and target networks involving AKT and mTOR, which is consistent with experimental validation. Finally, EGFR inhibitor could be associated with nano-extract of RP-Mount Tai but not significantly affects the phosphatase herbzyme activity in vitro. Thus the processed extract of RP-Mount Tai may play a dual role in the inhibition of cell proliferation signaling by both chemical component and nanoscale herbzyme of phosphatase activity to inhibit kinases including mTOR/AKT in potent drug delivery of kinase inhibitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2187-2197
Number of pages11
JournalDrug Delivery
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Huangjing
  • herbzyme
  • traditional Chinese medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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