A novel chemopreventive mechanism for a traditional medicine: East Indian sandalwood oil induces autophagy and cell death in proliferating keratinocytes.

@article{Dickinson2014ANC,
  title={A novel chemopreventive mechanism for a traditional medicine: East Indian sandalwood oil induces autophagy and cell death in proliferating keratinocytes.},
  author={Sally E. Dickinson and Erik Ryan Olson and Corey H. Levenson and Jaroslav Janda and Jadrian J. Rusche and David S. Alberts and George Timothy Bowden},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={558},
  pages={
          143-52
        }
}
One of the primary components of the East Indian sandalwood oil (EISO) is α-santalol, a molecule that has been investigated for its potential use as a chemopreventive agent in skin cancer. Although there is some evidence that α-santalol could be an effective chemopreventive agent, to date, purified EISO has not been extensively investigated even though it is widely used in cultures around the world for its health benefits as well as for its fragrance and as a cosmetic. In the current study, we… CONTINUE READING
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