Shagun Arora

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OBJECTIVE Homeopathy is controversial, due to the claims made for very high dilutions. Although several theories are proposed to understand the mechanisms of action, none are scientifically verified. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of the selected homeopathic medicines in specific in vitro cancer models. METHODS We assessed the cytotoxic(More)
In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer effect of various potencies of Ruta graveolens (Ruta) on COLO-205 cell line, as evidenced by cytotoxicity, migration, clonogenecity, morphological and biochemical changes and modification in the levels of genes associated with apoptosis and cell cycle. On treatment of COLO-205 cells maximal effects were(More)
The purpose of this current study was to justify the incorporation of complementary and alternate medicine (CAM) in current cancer treatments. The major drawback of anticancer drugs is their nonselective killing, which ultimately leads to attrition of normal cells. Keeping this as the foundation of our study, we made an effort to compare the cytotoxicity(More)
Cancer is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of the world. Certain edible mushroom species are rich in antioxidants, which perform a vital role in preventing this risk in manifesting itself. Initial screening was followed by qualitative phytochemical analysis; estimation of total phenolic content, DPPH radical scavenging activity, and the(More)
Achyranthes aspera (AA) has been used traditionally for the cure of various disorders. However, the action of root extracts of AA as anticancer agent and its cellular mechanism remain unclear. The aim was to screen the antitumor effect of ethanolic (EAA) and aqueous (AAA) root extracts on the growth of colon cancer COLO-205 cells by testing their(More)
BACKGROUND Functional foods are extensively studied for their cancer preventive effects. In the present study, we compared the anti-cancer activity of aqueous extracts of three species of mushrooms including: Pleurotus ostreatus (PAE), Auricularia polytricha (AAE) and Macrolepiota procera (MAE) on COLO-205 cells. METHODS Various in vitro approaches were(More)
Four different extracts of wheatgrass i.e. hexane, chloroform, methanol and aqueous were used to evaluate the anti-cancer potential on COLO-205 cells. Aqueous extract demonstrated maximum anti-cancer activities with significant inhibition on growth of COLO-205 cells. Anti-proliferative capabilities were also enhanced, as observed from clonogenic survival(More)
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