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Honokiol Cytotoxic to Multiple Myeloma as well as Enhances Chemo

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A concurrent study of honokiol in multiple myeloma demonstrated that honokiol killed myeloma cells from relapsed patients at doses that did not kill PBMCs…”

The challenge faced by MM patients is that conventional MM treatments, that is to say chemotherapy and radiation take a serious toll on MM patients and their disease will eventually develop resistance to each and every chemotherapy drug.

Consider both complementary and integrative MM therapies. Consider Honokiol.

Honokiol is cytotoxic to MM. The good news is that conventional oncology has gotten pretty good at putting newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients into remission. The standard-of-care induction therapy Revlimid, Velcade and Dexamethasone (RVd) achieves at least partial response 100% of the time according to studies.

The vast majority of MM patients who contact me to ask various questions regarding their newly diagnosed blood cancer have already had one or more rounds of RVd in an effort to stabilize their disease. The big question then is how to manage multiple myeloma for the long term. How does someone make sure they live beyond the 5-7 year average survival talked about in published studies?

My experience as a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach is that newly diagnosed myeloma patients must look beyond conventional oncological therapies. Integrative therapies such as honokiol are shown to kill MM on it’s own as well as enhance chemotherapy regimens such as Velcade.

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David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
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  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Honokiol is a lignan isolated from the bark, seed cones, and leaves of trees belonging to the genus Magnolia

Research has shown a fairly limited side effect profile for honokiol and it appears to be fairly well tolerated. However, its antithrombotic effects could cause hemorrhage especially in patients with conditions that would put them at a higher risk like hemophilia or Von Willebrand disease

Honokiol has shown pro-apoptotic effects in melanoma, sarcoma, myeloma, leukemia, bladder, lung, prostate, oral squamous cell carcinoma,[12] in glioblastome multiforme cells [13] and colon cancer cell lines…

So potent is honokiol’s pro-apoptotic effects that it overcomes even notoriously drug resistant neoplasms such as multiple myeloma…”

Honokiol overcomes conventional drug resistance in human multiple myeloma by induction of caspase-dependent and -independent apoptosis

” Here we show that HNK significantly induces cytotoxicity in human multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines and tumor cells from patients with relapsed refractory MM… Furthermore, HNK enhances MM cell cytotoxicity and apoptosis induced by bortezomib…”

Honokiol (HNK) is an active component purified from magnolia, a plant used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. Here we show that HNK significantly induces cytotoxicity in human multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines and tumor cells from patients with relapsed refractory MM.

Neither coculture with bone marrow stromal cells nor cytokines (interleukin-6 and insulin-like growth factor-1) protect against HNK-induced cytotoxicity. Although activation of caspases 3, 7, 8, and 9 is triggered by HNK, the pan-caspase inhibitor z-VAD-fmk does not abrogate HNK-induced apoptosis.

Importantly, release of an executioner of caspase-independent apoptosis, apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), from mitochondria is induced by HNK treatment. HNK induces apoptosis in the SU-DHL4 cell line, which has low levels of caspase 3 and 8 associated with resistance to both conventional and novel drugs. These results suggest that HNK induces apoptosis via both caspase-dependent and -independent pathways.

Furthermore, HNK enhances MM cell cytotoxicity and apoptosis induced by bortezomib. In addition to its direct cytotoxicity to MM cells, HNK also represses tube formation by endothelial cells, suggesting that HNK inhibits neovascurization in the bone marrow microenvironment. Taken together, our results provide the preclinical rationale for clinical protocols of HNK to improve patient outcome in MM.”

Honokiol, a Multifunctional Antiangiogenic and Antitumor Agent

“Honokiol is a small-molecule polyphenol isolated from the genus Magnolia. It is accompanied by other related polyphenols, including magnolol, with which it shares certain biologic properties. Recently, honokiol has been found to have antiangiogenic, antiinflammatory, and antitumor properties in preclinical models, without appreciable toxicity.

These findings have increased interest in bringing honokiol to the clinic as a novel chemotherapeutic agent. In addition, mechanistic studies have tried to find the mechanism(s) of action of honokiol, for two major reasons. First, knowledge of the mechanisms of action may assist development of novel synthetic analogues. Second, mechanistic actions of honokiol may lead to rational combinations with conventional chemotherapy or radiation for enhanced response to systemic cancers. In this review, we describe the findings that honokiol has two major mechanisms of action. First, it blocks signaling in tumors with defective p53 function and activated ras by directly blocking the activation of phospholipase D by activated ras. Second, honokiol induces cyclophilin D, thus potentiating the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, and causing death in cells with wild-type p53..”

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Evander McMillan says last month

has anyone used honokiol with lenalidomine /REVLIMID ?

    David Emerson says last month

    Hi Evander-

    Though honokiol has been shown to be cytotoxic to MM, I have never seen a study that includes both honokiol and revlimid.


    David Emerson

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Renee Hague says 6 years ago

I’m interested! My life changed drastically when diagnosed with MM February 2016….rvd (4 rounds)therapy put me on complete remission and I went straight into a sct at Mdanderson. Been in remission a year. I also use integrative approach and believe in radical self care, self healing and epigenetics. What do you have to offer and at what price? I have a fabulous myofascial therapist I see weekly, I exercise and I still need to lose adipose tissue! Been vegetarian since 1987…

    David Emerson says 6 years ago

    Hi Renee-

    I am sorry to read of your MM diagnosis though it sounds as if you have the situation under control. RVd is a great induction combo and MDA is one of the top cancer organizations there is.

    With your approval I will use the phrase “radical self-care” in my MM blog posts from now on. I think that your phrase will get the point across to MMers better than any other phrase I have used previously.

    To answer your question PeopleBeatingCancer offers two multiple myeloma cancer coaching programs. I will link the info below. The Basic program is $99 and the premium program is $199. I encourage you to watch a free webinar to learn more about the program.

    MM CC Webinar

    Re your mentioning epigenetics, many of the studies that I link in the MM CC guides talk about changing genetic expression. Interesting…

    Let me know if you have any questions.


    David Emerson

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